Roger Tallon (1929-2011), Seat-portrait of César, France, 1966
Plywood laminated glued photograph, painted metal
Gift of Roger Tallon, 1995
© ADAGP, Paris / Les Arts Décoratifs / photo: Jean Tholance
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The sculptor César was invited to design a Christmas nativity set for 1966 at Orly airport. He invited his friend Roger Tallon for this extravagant nativity set where the Baby Jesus babbles in a television among bottes of straw, while around him, the saints are incarnated by character-seats. Many stars of the time, such as Brigitte Bardot, but also César and Roger Tallon appear on the anthropomorphic seats.