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Le Brochet, 1973

Metal, copper and black patina steel with wooden interior frame
8 3/10 × 39 4/5 × 5 1/2 in
21 × 101 × 14 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Geneva, Paris
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Monogrammed, dated and numbered on the fin : FXL; 73; 4/50
François-Xavier Lalanne
French, 1927–2008
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Acclaimed for his surreal animal sculptures, Francois-Xavier Lalanne worked closely with his wife, Claude Lalanne, producing curious objects that blur the distinction between fine and decorative art. The Lalannes rejected the abstract styles popular during the mid 20th century, choosing instead to represent the flora and fauna of the natural world. While Claude preferred plant life, Francois-Xavier favored animals, creating works that, like Carpe (petite) (1987), add an artful element to daily domestic experience. Lalanne also created large-scale outdoor and public sculptures in which animals such as bulls, sheep, and gorillas are modeled in larger-than-life proportions, cast in bronze, and installed in locations ranging from rural backyards to bustling city streets. Whether indoors or outside, Lalanne’s works echo his belief that “the supreme art is the art of living.”

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Monogrammed, dated and numbered on the fin : FXL; 73; 4/50
François-Xavier Lalanne
French, 1927–2008
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Acclaimed for his surreal animal sculptures, Francois-Xavier Lalanne worked closely with his wife, Claude Lalanne, producing curious objects that blur the distinction between fine and decorative art. The Lalannes rejected the abstract styles popular during the mid 20th century, choosing instead to represent the flora and fauna of the natural world. While Claude preferred plant life, Francois-Xavier favored animals, creating works that, like Carpe (petite) (1987), add an artful element to daily domestic experience. Lalanne also created large-scale outdoor and public sculptures in which animals such as bulls, sheep, and gorillas are modeled in larger-than-life proportions, cast in bronze, and installed in locations ranging from rural backyards to bustling city streets. Whether indoors or outside, Lalanne’s works echo his belief that “the supreme art is the art of living.”

Le Brochet, 1973

Metal, copper and black patina steel with wooden interior frame
8 3/10 × 39 4/5 × 5 1/2 in
21 × 101 × 14 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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location
Geneva, Paris
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