César Baldaccini’s Le Pouce Fetched 1,219 million Euros

When the talk about modern business vicinity of Paris is on, one cannot afford to miss La Défense quarter. The place is occupied with contemporary master works. Featured above is “Le pouce” (the thumb), an unbeatable artistic creation by a renowned French sculptor César Baldaccini. Designed in 1965, this sculpture weighs 18 tonnes and is 12-meter high. Lately, one of three creations that was owned by a private collector went for auction and generated a sum of 1,219 million euros ($1,731,411,136). This is the highest amount paid for Cesar’s work till date and now the third ‘Pouce’ is owned by the city of Seoul.

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César Baldaccini’s Le Pouce

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