French sculptor who was at the forefront of the Nouveau Réalisme movement. He made many representations of animals and insects.
He started making sculptures by welding together pieces of scrap metal.
He painted a Mclaren F1 GTR that participated in the famous 24 hour Le Mans.
He married Rosine Baldaccini and they had one daughter.
He and Yves Klein are both associated with Nouveau Realisme.