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A wonderful artist catalog by the French New Realist sculptor, César (birth name, César Baldaccini). Published by Galerie Henri Creuzevault, Paris, to accompany the sculptor's solo exhibition there, 'Téte a Tétes', from March - April, 1973.
This work has many parts; one paper catalog of 12 pages filled with a wonderful chronological presentation of portraits of the artist in black and white photographs, from an early age through mid career and an introductory essay by Pierre Restany. Ten plexi works included; nine silver silkscreens on plexi panel and one vacuum-formed white plesi panel, dimensional. Altogether these elements make up the catalog of the exhibition. This work comes in its original cardboard box, with original interleaving tissue and glassine. Dimensions of box: 13 x 9.5 x 2.5 inches. Good condition.

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Area: Other area
Location: Other location
Notes: very minor foxing in paper catalog along spine.
Degree: Minor
Surface Abrasions / Scratches
Area: Other area
Location: Other location
Notes: on 1 of the silkscreen panels, flat. Very minor color change on edges of each plexi panel.
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.

Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

  • Private Collection, NYC.
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 9.5 x 9.5 x 3 in. (24.13 x 24.13 x 7.62 cm.)
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