20 May 1998
César (b. 1921)
incised with signature 'César' (lower left)
compressed aluminium cans
12 3/4 x 6 x 6in. (32 x 15 x 15cm.)
Executed in 1986
Galerie Beaubourg, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner on 28 February 1990
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This work is registered at the Archives Denyse Durand-Ruel under no. 5448 and will be included in the forthcoming César catalogue raisonné being prepared by Denyse Durand-Ruel, Paris.
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