Centre Pompidou, Paris


César (1911-1998) from December 13 to March 26





This retrospective is dedicated to the work of César, born in Marseille, he arrived in Paris in 1944. In the mid-1950s he met the artistes of Saint-Germain and Montparnasse. It was in 1960, that he joined the Nouveau Réalistes (New Realists), movement founded by Yves Klein.

This exhibition brings together more than 100 pieces from around the world. Famous for his compressions of industrial objects and his expansions, César is one of the most important artists of New Realism.

Considered one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century, César denounced in his works the over-consumption.

He is also author of the giant Thumb and the bronze trophy for the ceremony of the “Césars”, French Cinema awards.