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France (1921-1998)


French master known for his « compression » sculptures. His works are collected all over the world for their unique and modern distinct style, with numerous retrospectives dedicated to him.



Artist’s catalogue raisonné : « César, 1947-1964 » Denise Durand-Rurel, La Difference, 1994. (Click on the image to enlarge)




" Hommage to Morandi "



" Pulling Up "



"Compression portrait " lithograph/scultpure


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The French sculptor born in Marseilles César was born as César Baldaccini. Studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Marseilles, 1935-9 and at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris 1943-8. Started to make sculptures by soldering together pieces of metal in 1952 and first made his reputation with those soldered sculptures of fantastic representation of insects and various kinds of animals.
Began in 1960 to make his famous “compressions” by compressing car bodies or metal objects of all kinds crushed into dense packages and later the same year like Arman, Klein, Tinguely and others, Cesar joined the French New Realism movement which found its inspiration in urban life. by 1960 César was considered one of France's leading sculptors. In that year he astonished his followers by showing three crushed cars at a Paris exhibition. It was for these 'Compressions' that César became really renowned.
Pop-Art also left its marks on his oeuvres specially with his coloured molten plastic objects formed as ironic object fetishes. From 1966 he created his “Expansions” (polyurethane solidify foam sculptures) and the same year gave up making soldered metal sculpture. Organised a series of Happenings from 1967-70 in which he produced expansions in the presence of an audience. His later works also include sculptures made out of molten crystal.





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