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César (César Baldaccini) «Télévision»
César (César Baldaccini), «Télévision», 1962
© César (César Baldaccini)

 César (César Baldaccini)

In César’s sculptures the context of Nouveau Réalisme emerges from industrial materials. Through the process of compression, wrecked cars, for example, become sculptures. In the object presented here such a piece of compressed wreckage acts as a pedestal, combined with a functional television stripped of its housing. The entire object is covered with a Plexiglas hood, with holes for the antenna, speakers and control buttons.