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 César,  (1921 - )
France

Expansion Valise, 1970

Bronze;
40 x 178 x 60 cm
Nouveau Réalisme

UID 102-99



Biography

French sculpture and object artist born César Baldaccini, in Marseille. 1935-42 Studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris- From 1950 made metal sculptures from collected pieces of industrial waste and scrap metal. 1954 First solo exhibition Animaux en ferraille at the Lucien Durand Gallery in Paris. 1959-68 Participation in “documenta 2” and “4”, in Kassel. From 1960 started to produce Compressions Dirigées, metal objects compressed into rectangular cuboids with a hydraulic press. He took part in Nouveau Réalisme events. 1961 During a visit to America he became acquainted with Duchamp and various Pop Art artists. Made compression using three cars, a Buick (from USA), a Zimm (from Soviet Union) and a Sunbeam (from England). Participated in the exhibition The Art of Assemblage, MoMA, New York. Created sculptures which represent enlarged parts of the body such as thumbs or parts of the chest. 1967 First Expansions: happening-like events involving the pouring of liquid plastics. 1970 Professorship at the École Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris. 1972 Mask series with the cast of his own face. 1985/86 Flat compressions of Peugeot cars. 1991 Pop Art, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1993 Retrospective, Musée de la Vieille Charité, Marseille, 1995 Venice Biennale, 1997 Major retrospective at the Galerie du Jeu de Paume in Paris. Lives in Paris.



Exhibitions

Pop 60s Transatlantic Crossing
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
11-09-1997 ~ 17-11-1997

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Gunma)
The Museum of Modern Art (Gunma), Japan
19-02-2005 ~ 27-03-2005

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Hiroshima)
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan
29-05-2005 ~ 10-07-2005

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Nagoya)
Nagoya City Art Museum, Japan
10-09-2005 ~ 30-10-2005

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Osaka)
Daimaru Museum, (Umeda, Osaka), Japan
19-01-2005 ~ 06-02-2005

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Sapporo)
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art (Sapporo), Japan
26-07-2005 ~ 28-08-2005

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Tokyo)
The Bunkamura Museum of Art, Japan
06-11-2004 ~ 26-12-2004

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art (Kochi)
The Museum of Art (Kochi), Japan
03-04-2005 ~ 22-05-2005

The Berardo Collection
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
17-05-1997 ~ 31-08-1997

Face - a - Face
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
02-10-2001 ~ 30-04-2001

Colecção Berardo - Arte Pop & Ca.
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
19-04-2002 ~ 15-09-2002

Arriscar o Real
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
08-06-2009 ~ 30-09-2009


Bibliography

Colecção Berardo - Art Pop & Ca., 2002
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729742873

Pop '60s Transatlantic Crossing, 1997
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 9728176384

Pop Art & Co. - The Berardo Collection - Sintra Museum of Modern Art, 2004
Published by TBS Television, INC.

The Berardo Collection – Sintra Museum of Modern Art, 1996
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 9729739105







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