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Francois-Xavier Lalanne

August 22, 2011

Francois-Xavier Lalanne, a French sculptor, is most noted for his Surrealist, inventive sculptures of animals. He received great success from commissions from famous fashion designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Hubert de Givenchy and Karl Lagerfeld. Lalanne’s inventiveness was shown through the functionality of his sculptures, such as “Rhinocretaire”, a life-size rhinoceros, whose side folded into a desk. Intending to demystify art, Lalanne looked at art as a “fun house” and promoted the usefulness of sculpture to eliminate the superfluous adoration of art.

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