César (César Baldaccini)

1921–1998

César (César Baldaccini), ‘Three Compressions’ 1968
Three Compressions 1968
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César Baldaccini (1 January 1921 – 6 December 1998), better known simply as César, was a noted French sculptor.

César was at the forefront of the Nouveau Réalisme movement with his radical compressions (compacted automobiles, discarded metal, or rubbish), expansions (polyurethane foam sculptures), and fantastic representations of animals and insects.

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