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Collection Marianne et Pierre Nahon

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César Baldaccini
1921-1998
LA VÉNUS DE VILLETANEUSE
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owners
signed, numbered 7/8 and stamped with the founder's mark Bocquel


bronze
Conceived in 1962 and executed in bronze in 1981, this work is part of an edition of 8 plus 2 artist's proofs and 2 hors commerce.

This work is registered in the archives of Denyse Durand-Ruel under number 357.
180 cm x 52 cm x 62 cm; 70 7/8 x 20 1/2 x 24 3/8 in.
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Exhibited

Brest, César d'un bloc, 1981, illustrated (other edition)
Liège, Musée d'Art Moderne, Parc Boverie, César, 1982  (other edition)
Tokyo, Seibu Museum of Art, César Tokyo 1982, 1982; catalogue, no. 17, illustrated in colours
Franconville, Hall de la Mairie, 11 sculpteurs à Franconville, 1983  (other edition)
Paris, Pavillon des Arts, César, 1983; catalogue, illustrated (other edition)
Paris, Musée de la Poste, César Bronzes, 1984; catalogue, no. 11, illustrated in colours (other edition)
Dunkerque, Musée d'Art Contemporain, César 1955-1985, 1985; illustrated (other edition)
Paris, Artcurial, Méditerranée Sources et Formes du XXè, 1988; catalogue, p. 117, illustrated (other edition)
Sète, Musée Paul-Valéry, César Les Bronzes, 1991; catalogue, p. 30, illustrated in colours (other edition)
Marseille, Musée de la Vieille Charité,  Rétrospective César, 1993; catalogue, p. 108, illustrated in colours (other edition)
Monte-Carlo, Festival International des Arts, César à Monte-Carlo, 1994   (other edition)
Paris, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Passions Privées, December 1995 - March 1996; catalogue, p. 428, no. 1
Paris, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, César, 1997; catalogue, p. 112, illustrated (other edition)
Sao Paulo, Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, César, 1999; catalogue, p. 92, illustrated (other edition)

Literature

Pierre Restany, César, Paris 1988, p.189, illustrated in colours (other edition)
Jean-Charles Hachet, César ou les métamorphoses d'un grand art, Paris, 1989, p.49, no.94, illustrated (other edition)
Paris, Artcurial, Corps-figures, 1989; catalogue, p.8, illustrated (other edition)
Bernard-Henri Lévy, César, Paris, 1991, p.30, illustrated (other edition)
Denyse Durand-Ruel, CésarCatalogue raisonné Volume I 1947-1964, Paris, 1994, p. 358, no. 473, illustrated (other edition)

Collection Marianne et Pierre Nahon

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Paris