François-Xavier Lalanne

Lampe Pigeon, 1991

Copper, bronze and glass
9 x 11.8 inch, Edition of 900 ex
Les Nouveaux Moutons, Brebis, 1995

Bronze and epoxystone
35 1/4 x 39 x 14 1/8 inch, Edition of 250 ex
Mouton transhumant, 1988

Bronze and epoxystone
35 ¼ x 41 x 15 inch, Edition of 250 ex
Capricorne III, 2005

Bronze
27 ½ x 49 ¼ x 13 ? inch, Edition of 8 ex
Canard de Sèvres, 1978

Porcelain bisque, maillechort, steel and copper
12.2 x 27.2 x 39.4 inches, Unique artwork

Les Lalanne share the feeling that sculpture, and more generally artwork, can have a function. Their whole career is stretched by the desire to restore a familiar dimensionto sculpture - too long sacralised-, a possible use. You look at it, you touch it, you open it, you sit on it, you lay on it, you eat on it, you wear it... Nature, especially the animal world, provides them an infinity of all known forms. Sheeps, monkeys, rhinos, donkeys, camels, toads, hippos, cats... form a repertoire that Les Lalanne submit to the constraints of decorative art with humor.


François-Xavier Lalanne, born in Agen in 1927. He died on December 7, 2008 at his house in Ury, France.


François-Xavier studied painting at the Académie Julian, and in 1952 he met Claude at the Galerie Cimaise for his first solo exhibition. After a first show at la Galerie J in Paris in 1964, they presented their sculptures at Alexandre Iolas in Paris, New York, Milan, Geneva, and Athenes from 1965 to 1979. They are bound to the Galerie Mitterrand since the early 90's. The Arts Décoratifs in Paris showed the diversity of their work during a retrospective in 2010. Their works feature in many exhibitions : Decorum, tapis et tapisseries d’artistes (Shangai 2014, Paris 2013) and the Art Institute, Chicago (1967).



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News

News

Claude et François-Xavier lalanne - Biennale des antiquaires - grand palais, paris, France

ART FAIR

09.10.2014 - 09.21.2014


Press

Claude et Francois-Xavier Lalalnne, ensemble et separement

LE FIGARO

Claude et Francois-Xavier Lalalnne, ensemble et separement

04.05.2018
why every designer loves Lalanne's Sheep Sculptures

ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

why every designer loves Lalanne's Sheep Sculptures

18.02.2017
The 10 Most Valuable Private Art Collections in France

THE CULTURE TRIP

The 10 Most Valuable Private Art Collections in France

14.02.2017

Publications

Lalanne

François-Xavier Lalanne

Lalanne

05/2016

Ouvrage publié à l'occasion de l'exposition Lalanne à la Galerie Mitterrand, Paris.
Graphisme : Dimaj Studio

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