Francois-Xavier Lalanne

(1927 - 2008)

LA Modern Featured Artist Francois-Xavier Lalanne

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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.

  • Collaboration design by Francois-Xavier Lalanne & Kazuhide Takahama - Ultramobile Screen
    • Lot 155
    • Collaboration design by Francois-Xavier Lalanne & Kazuhide Takahama
    • Ultramobile Screen
    • Collezione Simon
    • c. 1971
    • Retains Collezione Simon label
    • 86.5″ x 88.75″ (extended)
    • May 6, 2012 Auction
    • Estimate $7,000 – 9,000
    • Realized $17,500
  • Claude Lalanne -
    • Lot 352
    • Claude Lalanne
    • Collier GUI Vermeil
    • 1985
    • Guilded Bronze
    • #24 of 150
    • Signed, sold with original box and Artcurial certificate dated November 1985
    • October 17, 2010 Auction
    • Estimate $16,000 – 20,000
    • Available $14,700
  • François-Xavier Lalanne -
    • Lot 78
    • Francois-Xavier Lalanne
    • Rhinoceros Bleu
    • Executed 1981
    • Enameled metal
    • Edition 83/150
    • Signed and dated
    • Offered in May 23, 2010 Auction
    • Estimate $25,000 – 35,000
    • Realized $30,625
  • Francois-Xavier and Claude Lalanne -
    • Francois-Xavier and Claude Lalanne, Pair of Sheep
    • Bronze and concrete
    • December 2008 Sullivan Estate Sale
    • Realized: $84,000
  • Francois-Xavier Lalanne -
    • Lot 79
    • Francois-Xavier Lalanne
    • Singes Attentifs SI & SII
    • Bronze with green patina
    • Executed 1999
    • Both #1 of 8
    • Each with signature, edition and foundry mark
    • Offered in May 23, 2010 Auction
    • Estimate $100,000 – 125,000
    • Realized $199,062.50