French Sculpture Census

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CÉSAR, César Baldaccini called,
Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône 1921 - Paris 1998

Insecte galactique
Galactic Insect

1956
welded iron

statuette
19 7/8 x 37 x 14 1/2, including base; weight: 88 lb

Acc. No. : 3.1959
Credit Line : Gift of G. David Thompson

New York, New York, The Museum of Modern Art

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Provenance

  • 1959, Gift of G. David Thompson

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, April 5, 2013
  • 1960 NY MoMA Bulletin
    The Museum of Modern Art Bulletin, vol. 27, nos. 3-4, 1960, p. 30
  • 1967 NY MoMA Barr
    Alfred H. Barr, Painting and Sculpture in The Museum of Modern Art, 1929-1967, New York, 1967, ill. 377
  • 1977 NY MoMA Legg
    Painting and Sculpture in The Museum of Modern Art, with Selected Works on Paper. Catalogue of the Collection, January 1, 1977, Edited by Alicia Legg, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, 1977, p. 22