Archive for September 16th, 2008

Compression Dirigée

César, [born César Baldaccini] French, 1921-1998
Compression Dirigée No. 2, 1960
Hirshhorn Museum
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn

“César”, Le Pouce – Der Daumen, seit 1963 im Ludwig Museum Koblenz, Leihgabe der Sammlung Ludwig
Photographer: Michael Rose, Schaengel89

“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.” 1

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Reclining Woman Who Dreams

Reclining Woman Who Dreams

Reclining Woman Who Dreams

Alberto Giacometti, Swiss, 1901-1966
Painted bronze, 1929, cast 1959-60
Hirshhorn Museum, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn

“All I can do will only ever be a faint image of what I see and my success will always be less than my failure or perhaps equal to the failure.” Alberto Giacometti,1


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