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César Baldaccini Art

French, 1921-1998

César Baldaccini was born to immigrant Italian parents in Marseille and his life span was from 1921–98. He was considered to be one of the most important French artists and sculptors of the 20th century. Much of his work involved the compression of junk material and automobile material. He became associated with the 1960s Paris based Nouveau réalisme movement. Most importantly, Baldaccini just had a major retrospective at the Pompidou Center in Paris. His work is very collectible and desirable.

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Artist: César Baldaccini
Hommage to Marie Curie
By César Baldaccini
Located in Paris, FR
Lithograph, 1998 Handsigned by the artist in pencil and Dedicated "Pour Kaiki" Edition : 300 In this handsome vertical-format lithograph, César, the great innovator of modern sculpt...
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1990s Abstract César Baldaccini Art

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Lithograph

No title
By César Baldaccini
Located in Paris, FR
Sculpture, 1990 Handsigned by the artist in pencil Compression of capsules and wires Unique work of a series in 500 different copies Depth: 2.30 cm A modestly sized compression of ...
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1990s Abstract César Baldaccini Art

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Iron

Petites plaque
By César Baldaccini
Located in Malmo, SE
“Petites plaques” Electric plates in aluminium. Signed twice on the side and at the front. 36 x 21 x 6 cm, size with plexiglass hood: 42,5 x 30 x 14 cm. Acquired directly from the a...
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1970s Contemporary César Baldaccini Art

César Crystal Baccarat Thumb 1989 Limited Edition 42 Centimeters
By César Baldaccini
Located in Paris, FR
1989 Baccarat Crystal. Signed and numbered at the base. Work accompanied by its certificate issued by the Compagnie des Cristalleries Baccarat. Work registered at the Denyse Durand-Ruel Archives under No. 3984. César, French sculpture and member of the "Nouveau Réalisme" movement, is best known for his use of compressed cars and recycled metals. Although his work shows similarities to artists like Andy Warhol in his appropriation of commercial products, César is more interested in the formal traditions of modern sculpture, as for example through the work of Alberto Giacometti. Born César Baldaccini on January 11, 1921 in Marseille to Italian parents, he studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, graduating in 1948. “Despite my classic academic education, I entered the industrial world and learned to approach found materials according to their own language." The artist is at the origin of the creation of the bronze trophies...
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1980s César Baldaccini Art

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Glass

original lithograph
By César Baldaccini
Located in Henderson, NV
Medium: original lithograph. Printed by the Atelier Pons and published in Paris in 1963 by San Lazzaro for the art revue XXe Siecle. Size: 12 1/8 x 9 inches (310 x 230 mm). Not signe...
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1960s César Baldaccini Art

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Lithograph

Great Niçoise Compression of Different Metals Fixed on Wood Panel Wall Sculpture
By César Baldaccini
Located in Paris, FR
1970 Compression of different metals, fixed on panel Signed, dated and situated in black felt marker at the bottom left side “César 1970 Nice” Referenced in the Durand-Ruel Archives under No. 985 Unique artwork accompanied by the certificate from the Durand-Ruel Archives H. 36 cm W. 20,5 cm D. 9 cm Dimensions with panel: H. 60 cm W. 45,2 cm D. 4,8 cm His parents, Omer and Leila Baldaccini, Italian of Tuscan origin, had a bar in Marseilles, where César was born in 1921 in the popular district of la Belle-de-Mai, at No. 71 rue Loubon, in the center. “I am basically an absolute autodidact,” he says. He first worked at his father’s, before attending in 1935 the courses of the School of Fine Arts in his hometown with his classmate Raymond Normand and, in 1943, the National School of Fine Arts in Paris with Michel Guino, Albert Féraud, Daniel David and Philippe Hiquily, like him in the studio of Marcel Gimond...
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1970s Post-War César Baldaccini Art

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Metal

Vintage Car - Screen Print - 1973
By César Baldaccini
Located in Roma, IT
Vintage car is an original artwork realized in 1973 by César Baldaccini, better known as César. Mixed colored screen print. Signature and date in plate. ...
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1970s Contemporary César Baldaccini Art

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Screen

Light spectrum - Original lithograph, 1961
By César Baldaccini
Located in Paris, FR
César Baldaccini, CESAR Light spectrum, 1961 Original lithograph (Printed in Pons Workshop) On wove paper 31 x 24 cm (c. 12 x 10 in) Edition San Lazarro, 1961 Excellent condition
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1960s Abstract César Baldaccini Art

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Lithograph

Expansion
By César Baldaccini
Located in Paris, FR
Silkscreen Handsigned by the artist in pencil and numbered 103/114 LCD4153
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1970s Abstract César Baldaccini Art

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Silk

Automobile Compression, Lithograph by Cesar Baldaccini
By César Baldaccini
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Cesar Title: Automobile Compression Year: circa 1980 Medium: Lithograph, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 300; 40 AP Image Size: 30 x 22 inches; 76.2 x 55.88 cm Pape...
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1980s Pop Art César Baldaccini Art

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Lithograph

Barcelona
By César Baldaccini
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: César Baldaccini Title: Barcelona Year: 1992 Medium: Lithograph on Arches, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 250 Paper Size: 36 x 26 inches (60 x 90 cm) Printed in 19...
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1990s Pop Art César Baldaccini Art

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Lithograph

César - Original Lithograph
By César Baldaccini
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
César - Original Lithograph 1961 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm From the art review XXe siècle Unsigned and unnumbered as issued
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1980s Realist César Baldaccini Art

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Lithograph

César - Original Lithograph
By César Baldaccini
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
César - Original Lithograph 1963 Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm From the art review XXe siècle Unsigned and unnumbered as issued
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1980s Realist César Baldaccini Art

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Lithograph

César - Centaur - Picasso's Homage - Original Signed Etching
By César Baldaccini
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
César Baldaccini Original Etching Dimensions: 56.5 x 40 cm Signed and Numbered Edition of 99 It is the only original etching ever made by César. César Baldaccini was born in Marseille in 1921. At the age of 12, he left the school to help his father, cooper. At 15 years old, he studied at the Art college of Marseille. He took evening drawing teachings, and then was interested in sculpture until 1939. In 1942, César received a scholarship and went to Paris. He studied ten years at the School of Beaux-Arts; he worked in the studios of Gaumont and Alfred Jeanniot and was named “Grand Massier” (teacher) of this school. At that time, he was living in the same house as Alberto Giacometti. In 1944, short of resources, he went to Marseille, then return to Paris, next year. With the 50s, he made discovered his work through his first exhibitions. One of its works (« The fish ») obtained a place in the Museum of Modern Art in Paris (1955). Henceforth, he exhibited ceaselessly, participating in numerous “Salons” in France and abroad. César received numerous prices there. He got personal exhibitions everywhere (Japan, the United States, Holland, France, Italy, etc.). Important retrospectives came, later. In 1970, he was named professor a foreman to the School of Beaux-Arts in Paris. During his all life, Caesar was stimulated by « the love of the profession » and by an extraordinary will to innovate. The humor of the man did not miss and was noticed through his work. Pablo Picasso was his major reference, also Alberto Giacometti, Germaine Richier, Pablo Gargallo and Julio Gonzales...
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1980s Realist César Baldaccini Art

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Etching

César - Friendship - Original Signed Watercolor
By César Baldaccini
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
César Baldaccini Original Watercolor and ink pencil on paper dedicaced and signed in red Dimensions: 27 x 26 cm Signed César Baldaccini was born in Marseille in 1921. At the age of 12, he left the school to help his father, cooper. At 15 years old, he studied at the Art college of Marseille. He took evening drawing teachings, and then was interested in sculpture until 1939. In 1942, César received a scholarship and went to Paris. He studied ten years at the School of Beaux-Arts; he worked in the studios of Gaumont and Alfred Jeanniot and was named “Grand Massier” (teacher) of this school. At that time, he was living in the same house as Alberto Giacometti. In 1944, short of resources, he went to Marseille, then return to Paris, next year. With the 50s, he made discovered his work through his first exhibitions. One of its works (« The fish ») obtained a place in the Museum of Modern Art in Paris (1955). Henceforth, he exhibited ceaselessly, participating in numerous “Salons” in France and abroad. César received numerous prices there. He got personal exhibitions everywhere (Japan, the United States, Holland, France, Italy, etc.). Important retrospectives came, later. In 1970, he was named professor a foreman to the School of Beaux-Arts in Paris. During his all life, Caesar was stimulated by « the love of the profession » and by an extraordinary will to innovate. The humor of the man did not miss and was noticed through his work. Pablo Picasso was his major reference, also Alberto Giacometti, Germaine Richier, Pablo Gargallo and Julio Gonzales...
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1970s Realist César Baldaccini Art

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Watercolor

Portrait de compression de drapeaux Suédois
By César Baldaccini
Located in Malmo, SE
Publisher GKM. Unframed. Edition of 200 ex. Signed, dated and numbered. Free shipment worldwide. César Baldaccini (1921 – 1998) is one of the great sculptors of the twentieth...
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1980s Contemporary César Baldaccini Art

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Screen

Portrait de compression de drapeaux Français.
By César Baldaccini
Located in Malmo, SE
Publisher GKM. Unframed. Edition of 200 ex. Signed, dated and numbered. Free shipment worldwide. César Baldaccini (1921 – 1998) is one of the great sculptors of the twentieth...
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1980s Contemporary César Baldaccini Art

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Screen

Tête Eiffel pivotante
By César Baldaccini
Located in Malmo, SE
Napoléon. (Epruve d’artiste EA 1/2) Bocquel fondeur. Acquired directly from the artist. Signed by the artist. César Baldaccini (1921 – 1998) is one of the great sculptors of the twentieth century. As a young man he took a stand for art that was firmly anchored in reality, as a counterweight to the lyrical, abstract painting of the time. He has transformed rusty bolts, screws, scrap metal and steel wire into biomorphic sculptures depicting everything from chickens on roller skates to self-portraits of the artist. In his magical hands, metal from the junk-heap, old car parts, discarded cans and plexiglass have been compacted into delightful cubistic works of art that César himself has called “compressions”. As a kind of antithesis to these, he experimented by expanding plastics, glass, aluminium and bronze into voluptuously inflated forms known as “expansions”. Among César’s casts of sculpted breasts, female torsos and clenched fists, it is the thumb that, above all else, has emerged as the artist’s hallmark – his own, greatly enlarged thumb in bronze. Exhibited for the first time at the Galerie Claude Bernard in Paris in 1965, today you can see it – in bronze or marble – in museums and public places all over the world. His largest bronze thumb, measuring fully 12 metres in height, stands in La Défense in Paris. In similar fashion, the artist’s signature is always accompanied by his thumb print. Born in Marseilles in 1921, by the age of 12 César had already left school to work in his father’s wine merchants business. In 1935, however, he enrolled at the École des Beaux Arts in Marseilles. He continued his art studies in 1943 at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris, sharing a house for some time with Alberto Giacometti. In 1960 he was invited to join the group of artists known as “les Nouveaux Réalistes”, where he worked together with Arman, Pierre Restany, Niki de Saint Phalle, Jean Tinguely and others. César’s genius lies in his ability to coax artistic forms from whatever materials may be at hand. “When I was a child,” he recalled, “I used to think that a sculptor was a man who chipped away at stone with a hammer and chisel. It was only later that I understood you can make sculptures from any material you choose.” In the early 1940s César discovered the opportunities that scrap metal opened up, and his first solo exhibition, “Animaux en ferraille” (or “Scrap metal animals”), was held at the Galerie Lucien Durand...
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1980s Contemporary César Baldaccini Art

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Bronze

Napoléon
By César Baldaccini
Located in Malmo, SE
Napoléon. (Epruve d’artiste EA 1/2) Bocquel fondeur. Acquired directly from the artist. Signed by the artist. César Baldaccini (1921 – 1998) is one of the great sculptors of the twentieth century. As a young man he took a stand for art...
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1980s Contemporary César Baldaccini Art

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Bronze

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