César Baldaccini presents an ode to the thumb: le pouce.

César Baldaccini presents an ode to the thumb: le pouce.

César Baldaccini presents an ode to: ‘the thumb’ [le pouce]:

“The hand without a thumb is at worst nothing but an animated fish-slice, and at best a pair of forcepts whose points don’t meet properly.

Whithout the thumb the hand is put back 60 million years in evolutionary terms to a stage when the thumb hand no independent movement and was just another digit.”

Quote by: John Napier

In the summer of 2008 one hundred works of the French sculptor César Baldaccini were exhibited from early July till the end of october at ‘la Fondation Cartier’ for Contemporary Art, featured by Jean Nouvel, architect of the building and friend of the famous artist.

The visitors were able to discover many of César’s famous thumbs, made by the artist with various materials including: bronze, Baccarat crystal, stainless steel, aluminum and pink marble.

The thumb (le pouce) by César Baldaccini presented at 'la Fondation Cartier' in Paris (2008).

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