Archival images Décoration Internationale, 1982
Expansion Table, 1977
Base: 28.35 H x 40.16 x 86.61 inches
Base: 72 H x 102 x 220 cm
Glass top: 102 x 59 inches (259.08 x 149.86 cm)
Other sizes are available
Edition of 8, with 4 APs
Valsuani Fonderie, signed
This table is recorded in the archives of Madame Denyse Durand-Ruel as No. 3789.
César, Expansions, 1967–1996
César’s expansions reveal a new phase in his work, the phase of maturity: the mastering of the technique allied to the freedom of form.
–Pierre Restany, 1970
In 1967, César launched into a series Expansions, which he first created with liquid polyurethane foam in public ‘happenings’ and by 1970 converted to solid or permanent sculptures by using a fiberglass shell with many layers of acrylic varnish. César continued to experiment with other solid materials, including steel and glass, and in 1977, made Expansion Table (1977), one of the few Expansions in bronze.