Claude Lalanne

Banc s'asseoir en forêt, 2017

Bronze
H 34 x 61 x 32 in, Unique artwork
Arabesque, 2017/2018

Bronze
H 59 x 164 in, Unique artwork
Chaise Hosta, 1972-2011

Bronze and copper
H 34 x 17.5 x 17 in, Edition of 8 ex + 4 AP
The Giant Choupatte, 2016/2017

Bronze
H 71 x 73.5 x 71 in, Edition of 8 ex
Fauteuil Singerie, 1997-2001

Bronze
H 33 x 34 x 23 in, 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 dimension to 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.


Claude Lalanne was born in Paris in 1925. She lives and works in Ury, France.


Claude has frequently worked with Yves Saint-Lauent during the 60's-70's. Claude and François-Xavier are working with Peter Marino since 1980 and created for him in Southampton a rich garden of some thirty of their sculptures. 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 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

Madame Lalanne

LE JOURNAL DES ARTS

Madame Lalanne

11.05.2018
Claude Lalanne

Telerama / Sortir

Claude Lalanne

09.05.2018
Claude et Francois-Xavier Lalalnne, ensemble et separement

LE FIGARO

Claude et Francois-Xavier Lalalnne, ensemble et separement

04.05.2018

Publications

Lalanne

Claude 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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