Les Artistes

"Red" september - december 2012

Born in 1921 in France and died in 1998.

César Baldaccini, usually called César, was a sculptor associated with the "Nouveau Réalisme" movement that proclaimed new ways of perceiving the real, as well as the use and critique of mass-produced commercial objects. In the 60’s César began to create his famous "Compressions," for which he would become renowned. These sculptures were made out of cars’ chassis and metal objects of all kinds compressed by a metal press into dense packages. César also created the "Expansions" series, solidify polyurethane foam sculptures. His late work includes sculptures made out of molten crystal.