Claude Lalanne

Chaise Bambou, 2016

Bronze
31.1 x 11.42 x 16.54 in ( 79 x 29 x 42 cm ), Edition 8/8E A
Marmotte, 1998

Copper, brass, bronze
15.75 x 10.24 x 10.24 in ( 40 x 26,5 x 26,5 cm ), Edition of 8 + 4 AP, n°7/8
Guéridon Ginkgo, 1997

Aluminum
28.35 x 22.83 x 22.83 in ( 72 x 58 x 58 cm )
Chaise Williamsburg, 1985

Bronze
32.28 x 16.93 x 17.72 in ( 82 x 43 x 45 cm ), Edition of 100
Fauteuil Williamsburg, 1985

Bronze
29.92 x 21.65 x 21.65 in ( 76 x 55 x 55 cm ), Edition of 100

b. Paris, France, 1925 ; d. Ury, France, 10 April 2019

 

Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne both believed that artwork could serve a purpose. Their entire career was focused on trying to restore a sense of familiarity, even a potential practicality to the medium of sculpture, which for too long had been placed on a literal and metaphorical pedestal. Their sculptures could be admired from afar, but they could also be touched, opened, sat on, lain on, eaten on, worn around one's neck : Nature, and in particular the animal kingdom, offered them a wealth of universally recognisable shapes and forms to work with. Sheep, monkeys, rhinoceroses, donkeys, camels, toads, hippopotamuses, etc. formed an artistic menagerie which Les Lalanne, with their characteristic humour and playfulness, then submitted to the constraints of the decorative arts.


After an initial exhibition at Galerie J in Paris in 1964,  Lalanne's sculptures were displayed at Alexandre Iolas' galleries in Paris, New York, Milan, Geneva, and Athens from 1965 to 1979. Their affiliation with the Galerie Mitterrand began in the early 1990s. A retrospective on their career was held in 2010 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.



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News

News

CLAUDE LALANNE - NOUVELLE PRÉSENTATION DES COLLECTIONS - MUSÉE YVES SAINT LAURENT - PARIS, FRANCE

GROUP SHOW

02.12.2019 - 12.31.2019

News

DESIGN MIAMI / BASEL 2018

ART FAIR

06.12.2018 - 06.17.2018

News

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

ART FAIR

09.10.2014 - 09.21.2014


Press

A MENAGERIE OF FRENCH WHIMSY TAKES AUCTION PRICES ' TO THE NEXT LEVEL'

THE NEW YORK TIMES

A MENAGERIE OF FRENCH WHIMSY TAKES AUCTION PRICES ' TO THE NEXT LEVEL'

24.10.2019
CLAUDE LALANNE, HAUTE NATURE

BEAUX-ARTS MAGAZINE

CLAUDE LALANNE, HAUTE NATURE

01.05.2019
Madame Lalanne

LE JOURNAL DES ARTS

Madame Lalanne

11.05.2018

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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