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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