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assemblage:

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[Fr.,=pasting], technique in art consisting of cutting and pasting natural or manufactured materials to a painted or unpainted surface—hence, a work of art in this medium.
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assemblage

[ə′sem·blij]
(archeology)
All related cultural traits and artifacts associated with one archeological manifestation.
(ecology)
A group of organisms sharing a common habitat by chance.
(geology)
A group of fossils that, appearing together, characterize a particular stratum.
A group of minerals that compose a rock.
(ordnance)
A collection of items designed to accomplish one general function and identified and issued as a single item.
(paleontology)
A group of fossils occurring together at one stratigraphic level.
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assemblage

Art a three-dimensional work of art that combines various objects into an integrated whole
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His work is animated by the tensions created by its dichot-omies--between knowingness and innocence, grandeur and intimacy, constructivism and organicism, immediacy and monumentality, neo-expressionism and neo-geo, a traditionalist's love of oil paint with an assemblagist's resort to vernacular materials (bread, foil, glitter).
Phil Bender might best be described as a pure assemblagist, his art being derived wholly from collecting and ordering.
The gallery was started on La Cienega Boulevard in 1957 by the bombastic assemblagist Ed Kienholz and the flakily brilliant art historian Walter Hopps.