Elbaz tribute
to César

Alber Elbaz will pay tribute to César

Baldaccini’s role in modern French culture

by curating a public presentation of three of

the artist’s monumental sculptures.



The loaners from the Fondation César will be on view

in large vitrines in front of the Lanvin flagship on the

rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré for a month beginning

in mid-October. The homage is meant to honor the

Nouveau Realiste’s bond to fashion. Over the course

of his career, Baldaccini collaborated with Hermès,

Nina Ricci, and Louis Vuitton among others. Beginning

November 1, 2013, Luxembourg & Dayan will present

César, an historical survey devoted to César Baldaccini

(1921- 1998), the French artist and founding member in 

1960 of the Nouveaux Réalistes group that paralleled the

 emergence of American Pop Art and included Yves Klein,

Jean Tinguely,Christo, Martial Raysse, and Arman, among

others. The exhibition comprises two-dozen works spanning

the career of the artist known everywhere simply as ‘César’

and suggests his fundamental contribution to the evolution

of modern sculpture through a radical rethinking of classicism

and bold experiments with new materials. Featuring rare

objects from the artist’s major museums, and important

private collections,César coincides with the 60th anniversary

of the artist’s first one-man exhibition, which took place

at the Galerie Lucien Durand in Paris.














source: vogue.co.uk