Claude Lalanne

Chaise Williamsburg, 1985

Bronze, Ed. 100
Table aux serpents, 2017

Bronze and galvanized copper
H 19 x diam. 35 in, Unique
Love Seat, 1972-2011

Bronze and copper
H 33 x 51 x 28 in, Edition of 8 ex
Paire d'oiseaux sur la balançoire, 2000

Bronze and copper, Ed. 2/8
Banc s'asseoir en forêt, 2017

Bronze
H 34 x 61 x 32 in, Unique

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, Les 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

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

GROUP SHOW

02.12.2019 - 12.31.2019

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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

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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