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César, whose full name was César Baldaccini, was born in Marseille in 1921.

After his studies at the Marseille academy from 1935 to 1939 and at the Paris academy from 1943 to 1947, César met Picasso and Germaine Richier in Paris, and lived in the same house as Alberto Giacometti, all of whom influenced his early artwork greatly.

During this time César produced his first sculptures made from iron and gypsum. From 1956 César soldered pieces of scrap together to form figurative and semi-abstract sculptures.

Under the influence of Nouveau Réalisme, he produced the famous "Compressions dirigées" from 1960, for which César compressed car chassis and metal objects in a metal press. Pop Art also left its marks on the oeuvre of the French sculptor and object artist, namely in his colored plastic objects formed as ironic object fetishes.

César died on June 12, 1998 in Paris.


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Sculpture, Compression de bidon, César Baldaccini

Compression de bidon

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 31 x 31 x 7 cm

$20,194 $18,174

Print, Compression De Moto, César Baldaccini

Compression De Moto

César Baldaccini

Print - 50 x 65 cm

$617

Design, Empreintes, César Baldaccini

Empreintes

César Baldaccini

Design - 27 x 27 x 12 cm

$1,683

Sculpture, Compression de bidons d’huile, César Baldaccini

Compression de bidons d’huile

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 31 x 31 x 14 cm

$21,876

Sculpture, Rosine, César Baldaccini

Rosine

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 66 x 85 x 41 cm

$100,968

Print, Mains et merveilles, César Baldaccini

Mains et merveilles

César Baldaccini

Print - 28 x 30 x 6 cm

$3,927

Print, Plis plastiques, César Baldaccini

Plis plastiques

César Baldaccini

Print - 75 x 48 x 0.1 cm

$1,683

Sculpture, Petites plaques (Compression), César Baldaccini

Petites plaques (Compression)

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 36 x 21 x 6 cm

$47,679

Sculpture, Le coeur éclaté, César Baldaccini

Le coeur éclaté

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 53 x 14 x 14 cm

$5,497

Print, Portrait de compression de drapeaux Français, César Baldaccini

Portrait de compression de drapeaux Français

César Baldaccini

Print - 76 x 59 cm

$841

Sculpture, Compression, César Baldaccini

Compression

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 6 x 3.5 x 3 cm

$12,901

Print, Composition pour les JO, César Baldaccini

Composition pour les JO

César Baldaccini

Print - 90 x 63 x 1 cm

$897

Print, Compression de cartes postales anciennes, César Baldaccini

Compression de cartes postales anciennes

César Baldaccini

Print - 92 x 72 cm

$2,019

Print, Portrait de compression de drapeaux Suédois, César Baldaccini

Portrait de compression de drapeaux Suédois

César Baldaccini

Print - 76 x 59 cm

$841

Print, Lettre "Q", César Baldaccini

Lettre "Q"

César Baldaccini

Print - 30 x 23.5 x 0.05 cm

$729

Sculpture, La Poulette, César Baldaccini

La Poulette

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 35 x 25 x 20 cm

$10,994

Sculpture, Tête Eiffel pivotante, Bronze. 8 ex., César Baldaccini

Tête Eiffel pivotante, Bronze. 8 ex.

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 53 x 29 x 27 cm

$61,703

Sculpture, Le moustique, César Baldaccini

Le moustique

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 50 x 22 x 32 cm

$50,484

Print, Hommage a la Tour Eiffel, César Baldaccini

Hommage a la Tour Eiffel

César Baldaccini

Print - 76 x 56 cm

$965

Print, Le livre des livres I, César Baldaccini

Le livre des livres I

César Baldaccini

Print - 49.5 x 35.5 x 5 cm

$11,219

Sculpture, Compression Niçoise, César Baldaccini

Compression Niçoise

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 36 x 20.5 x 9 cm

$39,265

Print, Expansion, César Baldaccini

Expansion

César Baldaccini

Print - 50 x 37.5 cm

$673

Sculpture, Poule clefs a pipe, César Baldaccini

Poule clefs a pipe

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 66 x 54 x 26 cm

$127,893

Print, Compression Marylin MONROE CESAR Portraits, César Baldaccini

Compression Marylin MONROE CESAR Portraits

César Baldaccini

Print - 65 x 47 cm

$1,066

Sculpture, César du meilleur costume, César Baldaccini

César du meilleur costume

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 29.5 x 7 x 8 cm

$40,387

Sculpture, Poule Matoutou, César Baldaccini

Poule Matoutou

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 36 x 34 x 42 cm

$72,921

Print, Compression des cartes postales, César Baldaccini

Compression des cartes postales

César Baldaccini

Print - 71 x 50 x 0.2 cm

$2,805

Print, Compression Moto, César Baldaccini

Compression Moto

César Baldaccini

Print - 50 x 65 x 1 cm

$2,692

Sculpture, Napoléon, César Baldaccini

Napoléon

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 181 x 80 x 98 cm

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Sculpture, Cœur éclaté, César Baldaccini

Cœur éclaté

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 53 x 14 x 14 cm

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Sculpture, Poulette gilles, César Baldaccini

Poulette gilles

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 19 x 15 x 13 cm

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Print, Sans titre, César Baldaccini

Sans titre

César Baldaccini

Print - 28 x 20.5 x 0.05 cm

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Print, Le livre des livres, César Baldaccini

Le livre des livres

César Baldaccini

Print - 45 x 32 cm

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Print, Hommage à Picasso II, César Baldaccini

Hommage à Picasso II

César Baldaccini

Print - 41 x 58 cm

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Print, Hommage à Picasso II, César Baldaccini

Hommage à Picasso II

César Baldaccini

Print - 41 x 58 cm

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Print, Hommage à Picasso II, César Baldaccini

Hommage à Picasso II

César Baldaccini

Print - 41 x 58 cm

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Print, Hommage à Picasso II, César Baldaccini

Hommage à Picasso II

César Baldaccini

Print - 41 x 58 cm

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Print, Hommage à Picasso II, César Baldaccini

Hommage à Picasso II

César Baldaccini

Print - 41 x 58 cm

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Sculpture, Compression portable, César Baldaccini

Compression portable

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 3.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 cm

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Sculpture, L'index (155/600), César Baldaccini

L'index (155/600)

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 9 x 3.5 x 3 cm

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Print, Hommage à Picasso I, César Baldaccini

Hommage à Picasso I

César Baldaccini

Print - 40 x 56 cm

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Print, César centaure, hommage à Picasso, César Baldaccini

César centaure, hommage à Picasso

César Baldaccini

Print - 76.5 x 57.5 x 0.1 cm

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Print, La Poule, César Baldaccini

La Poule

César Baldaccini

Print - 40 x 30 cm

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Sculpture, Compression, César Baldaccini

Compression

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 21 x 11 x 11 cm

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Print, Cafetière, César Baldaccini

Cafetière

César Baldaccini

Print - 54 x 39 x 1 cm

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Print, César, César Baldaccini

César

César Baldaccini

Print - 74 x 55 x 0.1 cm

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Sculpture, Insecte, César Baldaccini

Insecte

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 12 x 37 x 13 cm

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Print, Poule aux oreilles, César Baldaccini

Poule aux oreilles

César Baldaccini

Print - 65 x 50 x 0.2 cm

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Sculpture, Expansion à l'autoportrait, César Baldaccini

Expansion à l'autoportrait

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 13 x 33 x 19 cm

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Print, Théière compressée, César Baldaccini

Théière compressée

César Baldaccini

Print - 27 x 28 x 4 cm

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Sculpture, Bepino, César Baldaccini

Bepino

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 23.5 x 20.5 x 16.5 cm

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Painting, Centaure, César Baldaccini

Centaure

César Baldaccini

Painting - 25 x 32 x 0.5 cm

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Sculpture, Compression, César Baldaccini

Compression

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 30 x 21 x 21 cm

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Sculpture, Compression de cannettes, César Baldaccini

Compression de cannettes

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 39.5 x 19.5 x 6 cm

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Sculpture, Le pouce, César Baldaccini

Le pouce

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 29 x 5 x 5 cm

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Sculpture, Insecte africain assis, César Baldaccini

Insecte africain assis

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 35 x 17 x 23.5 cm

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Painting, Combustion d'allumettes, César Baldaccini

Combustion d'allumettes

César Baldaccini

Painting - 23.5 x 18 x 1 cm

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Sculpture, Compression, César Baldaccini

Compression

César Baldaccini

Sculpture - 37 x 15 x 15 cm

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Print, Lova Moor, César Baldaccini

Lova Moor

César Baldaccini

Print - 45 x 57 cm

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Who is the artist?

César, whose full name was César Baldaccini, was born in Marseille in 1921.

After his studies at the Marseille academy from 1935 to 1939 and at the Paris academy from 1943 to 1947, César met Picasso and Germaine Richier in Paris, and lived in the same house as Alberto Giacometti, all of whom influenced his early artwork greatly.

During this time César produced his first sculptures made from iron and gypsum. From 1956 César soldered pieces of scrap together to form figurative and semi-abstract sculptures.

Under the influence of Nouveau Réalisme, he produced the famous "Compressions dirigées" from 1960, for which César compressed car chassis and metal objects in a metal press. Pop Art also left its marks on the oeuvre of the French sculptor and object artist, namely in his colored plastic objects formed as ironic object fetishes.

César died on June 12, 1998 in Paris.

What are their 3 main works?

What is César Baldaccini’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Industrial-Style Assembly, Neo-Dada, Funk Art

When was César Baldaccini born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1921