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César Baldaccini

Born in: 1921

France

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Biography

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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César Baldaccini, Petites plaques (Compression), Sculpture

César Baldaccini

Petites plaques (Compression), 1970
14.2 x 8.3 x 2.4 inch
Sculpture

$48,958

César Baldaccini, Rue de Paris, Photography

César Baldaccini

Rue de Paris, 1958
23 x 18.7 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$864

César Baldaccini, Hommage à Morandi, Print

César Baldaccini

Hommage à Morandi, 1998
29.5 x 39.4 inch
Print

$5,529

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César Baldaccini, Expansion, Sculpture

César Baldaccini

Expansion, 1961
9.4 x 6.7 x 2.6 inch
Sculpture

$8,294

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César Baldaccini, Compression après la fête, Sculpture

César Baldaccini

Compression après la fête, 1974
2.2 x 0.7 x 0.8 inch
Sculpture

$7,833

Our recommendations César Baldaccini, Cœur éclaté, Sculpture

César Baldaccini

Cœur éclaté, 1986
20.9 x 5.5 x 5.5 inch
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$3,225

César Baldaccini, Hommage à Picasso II, Print

César Baldaccini

Hommage à Picasso II, 1985
16.1 x 22.8 inch
Print

$979

Our recommendations César Baldaccini, Mickey, Print

César Baldaccini

Mickey, 1988
15 x 11 inch
Print

$922

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César Baldaccini, Portrait de compression de drapeaux Français, Print

César Baldaccini

Portrait de compression de drapeaux Français, 1989
29.9 x 23.2 inch
Print

$864

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César Baldaccini, Portrait de compression de drapeaux Suédois, Print

César Baldaccini

Portrait de compression de drapeaux Suédois, 1998
29.9 x 23.2 inch
Print

$864

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César Baldaccini, Composition pour les JO, Print

César Baldaccini

Composition pour les JO, 1992
35.4 x 24.8 x 0.4 inch
Print

$922

César Baldaccini, Portrait de compression de l'aéroport de Nice, Print

César Baldaccini

Portrait de compression de l'aéroport de Nice, 1980
28.1 x 24.2 x 0.4 inch
Print

$783

César Baldaccini, Cafetière, Print

César Baldaccini

Cafetière, 1970
21.3 x 15.4 x 0.4 inch
Print

$806

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César Baldaccini, Compression de cartes postales anciennes, Print

César Baldaccini

Compression de cartes postales anciennes, 1979
36.2 x 28.3 inch
Print

$2,074

Our recommendations César Baldaccini, Lova Moor, Print

César Baldaccini

Lova Moor, 1970
17.7 x 22.4 inch
Print

$979

César Baldaccini, Hommage à Picasso I, Print

César Baldaccini

Hommage à Picasso I, 1985
15.7 x 22 inch
Print

$979

Our recommendations César Baldaccini, Compression de canettes de Coca-Cola, Sculpture

César Baldaccini

Compression de canettes de Coca-Cola, 1986
14.6 x 7.1 x 3.1 inch
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César Baldaccini, Relief, Sculpture

César Baldaccini

Relief, 1955
40.5 x 28.5 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

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César Baldaccini, Compression portable, Sculpture

César Baldaccini

Compression portable, 1970
1.4 x 0.6 x 0.6 inch
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César Baldaccini, Compression de Bugatti, Print

César Baldaccini

Compression de Bugatti, 1970
19.3 x 24.8 x 0.4 inch
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César Baldaccini, Canettes de sodas compressées, Sculpture

César Baldaccini

Canettes de sodas compressées, 1990
12.4 x 5.9 x 5.9 inch
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César Baldaccini, La poule, Drawing

César Baldaccini

La poule, 1990
14.2 x 11.4 x 0.4 inch
Drawing

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César Baldaccini, Hommage à Picasso II, Print

César Baldaccini

Hommage à Picasso II, 1985
16.1 x 22.8 inch
Print

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César Baldaccini, Hommage à Picasso II, Print

César Baldaccini

Hommage à Picasso II, 1985
16.1 x 22.8 inch
Print

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César Baldaccini, Hommage à Picasso II, Print

César Baldaccini

Hommage à Picasso II, 1985
16.1 x 22.8 inch
Print

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César Baldaccini, Hommage à Picasso II, Print

César Baldaccini

Hommage à Picasso II, 1985
16.1 x 22.8 inch
Print

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César Baldaccini, La Poule, Print

César Baldaccini

La Poule, 1978
15.7 x 11.8 inch
Print

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César Baldaccini, Nu, Sculpture

César Baldaccini

Nu, 1949
11 x 2.8 x 3.5 inch
Sculpture

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