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Baldaccini César

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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 . . .

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Single work Original signed ink de  : Without title IV
Without title IV
1960 Drawing in India ink, signed and dated by the artist lower right. Without
Single work Original signed collage de  : Portrait of compression VII
Portrait of...
1977 Collage of steel wool and pencil on pannel of wood, signed and dated in lower right, in its origine plexiglass box. Without
Single work Original signed drawing de  : Poulette XIV
Poulette XIV
1989 Original drawing, ball pen and pastel, signed and dedicated by the artist and by Maurice Casanova, on the first page of the book "Parlez-moi du... Without
Original etching de  : Poulette XIII
Poulette XIII
Circa 1980 Original etching, signed in the plate. Without
Original etching de  : Poulette XII
Poulette XII
Circa 1980 Original etching, signed in the plate. Without
Single work Original signed sculpture de  : Compression
Compression
1990 Sculpture. Compression of translucid plastic sheets, signed by the artist. Without
Original signed screenprint de  : Unknown title
Unknown title
Unknown date Original screenprint, signed and dedicated in feltpen by the artist. Without
Original signed etching de  : Mickey
Mickey
circa 1988 Original etching, signed in pencil by the artist. Without
Single work Signed single work de  : Self-portrait II
Self-portrait II
Circa 1995 Sculpture in plaster fixed to cardboard, signed in pencil by the artist. Heightened with pencil and ink. Without
Single work Original signed drawing de  : Self-portrait
Self-portrait
1997 Drawing in ballpoint pen, signed on right, on one of the stamps of a plate published by Cosmopolitain for the occasion of the retrospective of César... Without
Original signed lithograph de  : Air France
Air France
Circa 1990 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist. "Portrait of compression" made up of Company Air France tickets. Without
Signed screenprint de  : Winged man II
Winged man II
1992 Screenprint in colors after a drawing by César, signed and dedicated in pencil by the artist. Without
Single work Original signed lithograph de  : Poulette XI
Poulette XI
1982 Original lithograph, heightened with pencil and collages by the artist, signed, dedicated and dated in pencil by the artist, with his thumbprint. Without
Single work Original signed drawing de  : Poulette X
Poulette X
1981 Drawing in feltpen, ink and colored pencils, dedicated, dated and signed in pencil by the artist, with the fingerprint of the artist. Without
Original signed etching de  : Mickey
Mickey
circa 1988 Original etching, signed in pencil by the artist. Without
Signed print de  : Homage to the Eiffel Tower
Homage to the...
1989 Photolithograph, signed in pencil by the artist, extracted from the portfolio "Hommage à la Tour Eiffel". Without
Original signed etching de  : Tribute to Morandi IV
Tribute to Morandi...
1990 Original etching, dedicated, dated and signed in pencil by the artist. Without
Original signed lithograph de  : Greetings card II
Greetings card II
1962 Original lithograph, signed in pen ball by the artist. Greetings card from the Sources Gallery in Paris. Without
Original signed etching de  : Tribute to Morandi IV
Tribute to Morandi...
Ca 1992 Original etching, signed in pencil by the artist with print of the inch of the artist. Without
Reproduction de  : Portrait of compression of postcards
Portrait of...
1986 Reproduction offset, dated, dedicated and signed in felt-tip by the artist. Without
Single work Original signed drawing de  : Self-portrait 85 bis
Self-portrait 85 bis
1985 Original drawing in pencil, signed and dated in pencil by the artist, realized on verso of a postcard representing a work by César. Without
Single work Original signed drawing de  : Self-portrait 85
Self-portrait 85
1975 Original drawing in pencil, dated and signed in pencil by the artist, on a page of the book "César" of Pierre Restany by Editions André Sauret. Without
Single work Original signed drawing de  : Poulette IX
Poulette IX
1979 Drawing in pencil, ink, ball-point and yellow pencil, dedicated ("Nicole pour toi"), signed and dated in the feltpen by the artist with print of the... Without
Print in reproduction de  : Nice Airport
Nice Airport
Circa 1990 Reproduction offset of a César's collage, signature of the artist printed. Without
Single work Signed single work de  : Mini Compression
Mini Compression
Circa 1990 Compression of crushed caps Schweppes, signed by the artist. Without
Signed screenprint de  : Poulette VIII
Poulette VIII
Circa 1980 Screenprint in colors, signed in pencil by the artist. Without
Signed screenprint de  : Self-portrait
Self-portrait
1990 Screenprint and embossing, signed in pencil by the artist. Without
Signed screenprint de  : Winged man
Winged man
1992 Screenprint in colors after a drawing by César, signed in pencil by the artist. Without
Original signed drawing de  : Poulette VII
Poulette VII
1980 Original drawing in pencil, signed and dedicated in pencil by the artist. Without
Signed single work de  : Stamps, portrait of compression
Stamps, portrait of...
Circa 1990 Original collage of sculptors' French stamps (Giacometti, Jacobsen, Pevsner, Boyan, César), signed in feltpen and with his thumbprint by the artist. Without
Original signed screenprint de  : Poulette VI
Poulette VI
1985 Original screenprint, signed in pencil by the artist. Ed. Gallery Ferrero, Nice. Without
Signed print de  : Barcelona 92
Barcelona 92
1992 Offset print, signed by the artist in pencil. Without
Original signed screenprint de  : Poulette V
Poulette V
Circa 1985 Original screenprint, signed in pencil by the artist. Ed. Gallery Ferrero, Nice. Without
Original signed screenprint de  : Portrait of compression XIV
Portrait of...
1994 Original screenprint, signed in pencil by the artist. Without
Original signed drawing de  : Poulette
Poulette
1989 Original drawing, pen and pastel, dedicated and signed by the artist. Without
Signed sculpture de  : Petit Valentin
Petit Valentin
1957 Sculpture, welded iron, signed and dated on the base. Base in stone carved by the artist at the same time. Without
Original signed screenprint de  : Mao
Mao
1967 Original screenprint, signed in pencil by the artist. Ed. de L'Herne, Paris. Without
Single work Original signed drawing de  : Winged man
Winged man
Circa 1988 Original drawing, blue pen and pastel, signed by the artist. Without
Multiple signed bronze de  : Stopper self-portrait
Stopper...
1993 Multiple silver plated bronze sculpture, signed on verso, stopper of bottle. Ed. S. Aboukrat, Paris. Without
Original signed lithograph de  : Carnaval de Nice
Carnaval de Nice
1990 Original lithograph, signed in pencil by the artist, from the portfolio "Nice Carnaval Roi du Rire". Ed. Festival Committee of the City of Nice. Without
Multiple signed bronze de  : Stopper self-portrait II
Stopper...
1993 Multiple silver plated bronze sculpture, signed on verso, stopper of bottle. Ed. S. Aboukrat, Paris. Without
Original signed etching de  : Mickey
Mickey
Circa 1988 Original etching, signed in pencil by the artist. Without
Original signed screenprint de  : Poulette
Poulette
1988 Original screenprint, signed in pencil and dedicated in brown pencil by the artist. Without
Original signed screenprint de  : Expansion
Expansion
Circa 1970 Original screenprint, signed and dedicated in pencil by the artist, editor's blindstamp. Empreinte Ed., Paris. Without
Signed print de  : Portrait of compression XIII
Portrait of...
Circa 1990 Offset print, signed and dedicated by the artist in pencil. Without
Single work Signed single work de  : Combustion
Combustion
1989 Matchbox combustion on paperboard, signed, dated and dedicated by the artist. Without
Single work Single work de  : Mickey
Mickey
1991 Mixed technique (transfer, pencil, fabric, spangles), signed, dated and dedicated in pencil by the artist, on a "Steakouse" menu cover in Florida. Without
Single work Original signed drawing de  : Without title III
Without title III
1988 Drawing in black ballpoint, heightened in pastel, signed and dated in bottom on the right. Without
Original signed sculpture de  : The bird-man
The bird-man
1980 Original bronze, brown patina, signed and dedicated on the basis. Bocquel foundry. Title : L'homme-oiseau. Without
Signed print de  : Portrait of compression XII
Portrait of...
Circa 1985 Offset print in colors, signed in pencil by the artist. Published by the Town of Milan. Without

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Original signed screenprint de  : Portrait of compression XI
Portrait of...
1994 Original sceenprint, signed in pencil. Without
Signed screenprint de  : La Ginette
La Ginette
1990 Screenprint after a drawing by César, signed in pencil. Without
Single work Single work de  : Portrait of compression X
Portrait of...
1989 Collage and aerographer on panel, signed in bottom on the right. Source: Gallery Jade, Colmar. Without
Original signed lithograph de  : Greetings card
Greetings card
1962 Original lithograph, signed in pen ball. Greetings card from the Sources Gallery in Paris. Without
Signed screenprint de  : La Ginette
La Ginette
1990 Screenprint after a drawing by César, signed in pencil. Without
Signed etching de  : The centaur
The centaur
Circa 1990 Etching of interpretation after César, signed in pencil, extracted from an album "Hommage à Picasso". Ed. Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain,... Without
Signed etching de  : Mickey
Mickey
Date unknown Original etching, aquaforte, signed in pencil. Without
Original signed multiple de  : Le sein
Le sein
Circa 1978 Mini sculpture pendant in gold and diamant. On verso, stamped signature of the artist, and die, number of the edition. In the publisher's box. Without
Single work Drawing signed de  : Poulette IV
Poulette IV
1987 Original drawing in black and blue ball-point, signed and dated. Without
Signed single work de  : Homage to Morandi II
Homage to Morandi II
1991 Compression of pot enamelled on panel of wood, signed in bottom on the right, assembled in its original plexiglass box. Carry on verso a full... Without
Original signed screenprint de  : Compressed car
Compressed car
Circa 1972 Original screenprint, signed in pencil. Without
Original signed lithograph de  : Pulling up
Pulling up
Circa 1963 Original lithograph, signed in pencil and with the print of the inch. Without
Multiple de  : Pen
Pen
1995 Pen sculpture, multiple in silver plated tin, signed "César". Ed. Azygos, Paris. Box of origin. Without
Illustrated Book de  : Three light pieces
Three light pieces
1996 Book in sheets under box. Poem by Michel Butor, illustrated with 3 etchings of interpretation after César on full page, signed in pencil ... Without
Multiple de  : Rascasse
Rascasse
1988 White multiple resin sculpture, signed on the base. Ed. de la différence, Paris. Without
Original signed screenprint de  : Poulette III
Poulette III
1981 Original screenprint in colors, entirely coloured by hand in pencil by the artist, signed and dated in bottom on the right, dedicated "Amitié à... Without
Mixed technique de  : Portrait of compression IX
Portrait of...
Circa 1990 Original print - screenprint, aquaforte, collage of a metal sheet pressed and oxidized -, signed in pencil. Ed. Boulan. Without
Mixed technique de  : Portrait of compression VIII
Portrait of...
Circa 1990 Original print - screenprint, aquaforte, collage of a metal sheet pressed and oxidized -, signed in pencil. Ed. Boulan. Without
Original signed screenprint de  : Poulette II
Poulette II
Circa 1985 Original screenprint, signed in pencil and dedicated. Without
Etching signed de  : Homage to Morandi
Homage to Morandi
Circa 1992 Original etching, signed in pencil. Ed. Atelier Soardi, Nice. Without
Single work Original signed drawing de  : Teapot I
Teapot I
1983 Drawing in pencil and ink, signed, dated and dedicated in bottom "pour Mossé et sa petite femme. Amitié" ("for Mossé and his small wife. Friendship")... Without
Single work Original signed drawing de  : Poulette
Poulette
1981 Drawing in pencil, ink, stamp and colouring pencil, signed and dated in bottom on the right, carrying a dedication "pour Mossé". Without
Single work Sculpture de  : Poule jockey
Poule jockey
1982 Sculpture multiple in bronze welded, signed on the terrace. Bocquel Cast iron. Without
Multiple signed bronze de  : Stopper self-portrait
Stopper...
1993 Multiple silver plated bronze sculpture, signed on verso, stopper of bottle. Ed. S. Aboukrat, Paris. Without
Multiple de  : Plexiglass compression
Plexiglass...
1988 Multiple original, signed and numbered by the artist. Published by Ed. de La Différence, Paris Without
Single work Original collage de  : Portrait of compression VII
Portrait of...
1977 Collage of steel wool and pencil on pannel of wood, signed and dated in lower right, in its origine plexiglass box. Without
Sculpture de  : Nu de la Belle de Mai
Nu de la Belle de...
1957-1980 Original bronze, signed on the terrace. Stamp of the founder Bocquel. Without
Multiple de  : Portrait of compression VI
Portrait of...
1973 Original multiple, drawing in pencil and collage on panel, signed in pencil in bottom on the right. On verso, labels of the editor Nicole Fauche,... Without
Signed print de  : Côte d'Azur
Côte d'Azur
Circa 1990 Print in offset, signed by the artist. Without
Original lithograph de  : Compression de Drapeaux Olympiques
Compression de...
1992 Original lithograph, signed in pencil. Without
Original signed screenprint de  : Portrait compression V
Portrait...
1994 Original sceenprint, signed in pencil. Without
Original signed lithograph de  : Without title I
Without title I
1961 Original lithograph, signed in pencil. Published by Ed. XX° siècle, Paris. Without
Original signed lithograph de  : Portrait of compression IV
Portrait of...
Circa 1970 Original lithograph, signed in pencil. Without
Original signed drawing de  : Wishes
Wishes
1972 Original drawing in felts with collage, signed, dated and dedicated in pen ball "A Titine, bon Noël - A Titine, Bonne Année" Without
Original monotype de  : Combustion of Kleenex
Combustion of...
1971 Original work composed of a combution of Kleenex applied to paper, signed and dated in bottom on the right. Without
Original photograph de  : Portrait of César
Portrait of César
1970 Original photography of Jean Ferrero, signed and dated, dedication of César "Cathy et Pierre, pour vous deux, amitié. César" Without
Original signed screenprint de  : Car
Car
Circa 1970 Original screenprint, signed in pencil. Without
Lithograph de  : Homage to the Eiffel Tower
Homage to the...
1989 Photolithograph, signed in pencil. Without
Original signed drawing de  : Self-portrait
Self-portrait
1985 Original drawing in ball-point, dedicated, signed and dated. Without
Screenprint de  : Portrait compression III
Portrait...
1994 Original sceenprint, signed in pencil. Without
Multiple de  : Compression de jouet
Compression de jouet
circa 1970-1972 Compression of a little car on wood panal, signed in pencil. Without
Original drawing signed de  : Composition
Composition
1975 Composing with crumpled paper and pencil. Without
Original signed drawing de  : Untitled
Untitled
1982 Little drawing (ink and stamp), signed and dated in pencil. Without
Original signed drawing de  : Animal
Animal
1990 Drawing in pen and coloured pencils, signed in lower right with the thumb print in pink ink. Without
Print de  : Portrait compression II
Portrait...
1971 Original stencil (each copy is different), signed in pencil. Without
Original drawing de  : Small nude
Small nude
1990 Drawing in pencil and white ink, signed in lower right with the thumb print in purple ink. Without
Original drawing de  : The Teapot
The Teapot
1982 Original drawing in felt-pen, signed and dedicaced for Without
Poster de  : Portrait de compression
Portrait de...
1986 Offset poster before the letters, signed and dedicaced in pen. Without

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)

Catalogue(s) raisonné(s)
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Bibliographic track & more

To read about the artist :
  • « César », F. Mathey et D. Cooper, Musée Cantini, Ed. Presses Marseille, 1966
  • « César par César », Pierre Cabanne, Ed. Denoël, 1971
  • « César », Pierre Restany, André Sauret, 1975
  • « César. Rétrospective des sculptures », Genève, Ed. Musée art-histoire, 1976
  • « César », Pierre Restany, Ed. La Différence, 1988
  • « César », Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Ed. Galimard, 1997
  • « César L'instinct du fer », J. Albou et G. Perlein, Ed. Musées de Nice, 2002
  • « César, Anthologie par Jean Nouvel », cat d'expo, Fondation Cartier, 2008
  • « Les fers de César », R. Bouchet, Ed. Presses Universitaires Rennes, 2016
  • « César », B. Blistène, Ed. Centre Pompidou, 2017
To read from the artist :
  • « Les sept vies de César », Otto Hahn, Faivre, Lausanne, 1988
  • « César », Coll. Paroles d'artistes, Ed. Fage, 2017
Website :
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  • + NEW REALISM / 1960-1970 / Gérard Deschamps, François Dufrêne, Raymond Hains, etc.
  • + MODERN SCULPTURE / 1930-1970 / William Kenneth Armiage, Constantin Brancusi, Anthony Caro, Naum Gabo, Pablo Gargallo, Isamu Noguchi, etc.
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