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JUMP TO LOT
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Collection Marianne et Pierre Nahon

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Paris

César
1921 - 1998
COQUE 205 N°3
compressed car
Executed in 1986.

This work is registered in the archives of Denyse Durand-Ruel under number 3674.
signed and dated 1986
175 x 116 cm; 68 7/8 x 45 11/16 in.
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owners

Exhibited

Paris, Galerie Beaubourg, Les Compressions 1959-1989, 1990; catalogue, p.39, illustrated
Vence, Galerie Beaubourg, Château Notre Dame des Fleurs, Les Nouveaux Réalistes, 26 June - 31 October  1997
Paris, Eléphant Paname, César, May - August 2013

Literature

Otto Hahn, César - Compression 1959-1989, Paris, 1990, p. 39, illustrated
Pierre Nahon, L'Histoire de la Galerie Beaubourg II, 1988 - 1994, Paris, 2009, pp. 30-33, illustrated
Pierre Nahon, L'Histoire de la Galerie Beaubourg III, 1994 - 2009, Paris, 2009, p. 160, illustrated

Catalogue Note

With imagination, you can do what you want. In my mind, I’m the one who does the pressing. I’m the machine. I’m incorporated into it. When you drive a car, you’re one with it. The car becomes your tool. And it’s the same thing with the press.
César

Collection Marianne et Pierre Nahon

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Paris