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New Sculpture dedicated to Monte-Carlo Rallies

René Baldaccini, nephew of famous sculptor César, is also an eclectic artist himself. Thanks to his illustrious uncle, his life has been dotted by encounters with celebrities in the worlds of art and music: Picasso, Dali, Arman, Lino Ventura, Yves Montand, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Freddy Mercury, Coluche, Johnny Hallyday.

Never, however, has he combined art and motorsports. But thanks to encounters with enthusiasts, this sculpture was born, dedicated to the Monte-Carlo Rally (WRC, Historical and eRallye).

“The first idea came from Army General David Galtier who, after a discussion with Michel Boeri, president of the Automobile Club of Monaco, proposed the creation of this work,” confides the Marseille artist. “The piece is made from various metal license plates, which were cut, welded and placed on a steel base. The whole sculpture was then coated with several layers of varnish. It is really an honor for me to have realized this unique piece for the Automobile Club of Monaco…”

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