From June 1, 2018
to July 12, 2018
After the institutional retrospective at Centre Pompidou in Paris led by Bernard Blistène, the Alexis Pentcheff gallery is delighted to announce an exhibition dedicated to César (1921-1998) in Marseille, his home city. This event pays tribute to one of the greatest sculptors of his time on the 20th anniversary of his death.
This event will gather more than fifty original works of art, including some of his finest sculptures and combustions on paper, but also drawings, sketches and historical documents. Therefore, the aim of the show is to offer a whole overview of César’s creative process and artistic career. All of the works come from private collections and will be on sale at the gallery, some of them presented for the first time to the public.
This exhibition is the result of a very long reflection on César’s body of work and a genuine desire to build a retrospective in Marseille. With this exclusive selection of works for sale, the gallery Alexis Pentcheff suggests to rediscover the silent force of his Compression, the audacity of his Expansions, the lyricism of his Fers soudés, the poetry of his paper combustion, the spontaneity of his pencil stroke and the subtlety of his Portraits of Compressions, in the city where everything began.