César, ‘Compression’, 1990, Aste Boetto
César, ‘Compression’, 1990, Aste Boetto

signed in the centre
certificate of authenticity issued by Archives Denyse Durand-Ruel n. 7915
14 17x7 87x5 90 in
36x20x15 cm

About César

French sculptor César Baldaccini became known for his solid, welded sculptures of creatures and compressions of old vehicles and other junk material into tight packages. First influenced by the metal sculptures of Brancusi, Picasso, and Giacometti, César became associated with the 1960s Paris-based Nouveau Réalisme movement, a response to Pop Art that involved artists like Jean Tinguely and Yves Klein. Along with other Nouveau Réalistes, he reworked common objects and recycled urban detritus in order to challenge the values of mass production. César later used molten plastic and crystal, pouring the viscous liquids into figural molds so that they would solidify into what he called “expansions.” His 40-foot bronze thumb Le Pouce (1965) still stands in Paris’s La Défense district, while he also designed the trophy for the Césars, the French equivalent of the Oscars.

French, 1921-1998, Marseille, France, based in Paris, France

Group Shows

2018
Demisch Danant, 
New York,
Masterworks
2018
Kanal/Centre Pompidou, 
Brussels, Belgium,
Kanal Brut
2017
Demisch Danant, 
New York,
Innovation: made in France II
2016
Demisch Danant, 
New York,
made in France
2014
Demisch Danant, 
New York,
Paris Match: Henri Samuel and the Artists He Commissioned

Fair History on Artsy

2018
Demisch Danant at Design Miami/ Basel 2018
2018
Demisch Danant at TEFAF New York Spring 2018
2018
Demisch Danant at TEFAF Maastricht 2018
2017
Demisch Danant at Design Miami/ 2017
View Artist's CV