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César Baldaccini Le livre des livres I, 1974

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César Baldaccini, Le livre des livres I
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  • Medium

    Print : etching, burin engraving, book

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    19.5 x 14 x 2 inch

  • Support

    Print on paper

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 130 copies
    1 remaining copy

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    Leading edition of the artist's book, Livre des livres I, including 22 poems by Pierre Lecuire and 22 original engravings by 15 artists: Fermin Aguayo, Geneviève Asse, César, Serge Charchoune, Étienne-Martin, Claude Garache, Charles Marq, Jean Messagier, Henry Moore, Vera Pagava, Brigitte Simon, Arpad Szenès, Pierre Tal Coat, Raoul Ubac, Maria Helena Viera da Silva.

    First edition (1974) printed at 130 copies on shaped paper, signed by the author and the artists in colophon. Edited by Pierre Lecuire, 1974, Paris.

    One of the 25 master copies with a series of 22 engravings and an additional burin engraving, all signed.

    In-folio, in sheets, publisher box.
    Dimensions of the box: 49.5 x 35.5 x 5 cm
    Dimensions of the pages: 46.5 x 32.5 cm

    The Book of Books is an invitation to fifteen artists to produce a variation from the engraving, Les three books, by Hercules Seghers (c. 1590 - c. 1638), Dutch engraver and painter of the Golden Age.

    References: Books by Pierre Lecuire, Descriptive Bibliography, 1980: n ° 20. - Cat. Books by Pierre Lecuire, BnF, 2001, n ° 22.
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César Baldaccini

France Born in: 1921 Bestsellers Masterpieces

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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