François-Xavier Lalanne

Mouton de Laine, 1970

35,4 x 37,4 x 15,7 inches , Unique artwork
Mouflon de Pauline, 2008

Bronze
H 48.8 x 43.8 x 11.8 inches, Edition of 8 ex
Fontaine aux trois oiseaux sur la plage, 1995

Bronze and Stone
24,4 x 45,7 x 45,7 inches, Edition of 8 ex
Mouton transhumant, 1988

Bronze and epoxystone
35 1/4 x 41 x 15 inches, Edition of 250 ex
Table pied de cerf, 1995-2015

Bronze
30,3 x 85,4 x 13,4 inches, Edition of 8 ex

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

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

ART FAIR

09.10.2014 - 09.21.2014


Press

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
DUO SCULPTURAL

M LE MAGAZINE DU MONDE

DUO SCULPTURAL

06.07.2013

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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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