Lot 195
  • 195

FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE | Mouton Noir

Estimate
450,000 - 550,000 EUR
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Description

  • Mouton Noir
  • 88 x 100 x 48 cm ; 34 5/8 x 39 3/8 x 18 7/8 in.
1992patinated bronze and woolMonogrammed FXL, numbered and dated 7.92 on the head

Provenance

Private collection, Belgium and thence by descent
Phillips, London, April 26, 2018, lot 51
Galerie Jean-David Botella, Paris

Literature

Daniel Abadie, Lalanne(s), Paris, 2008, pp. 194-195 and 231
Les Lalanne, exhibition catalogue, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, March 17 – July 4, 2010, pp. 40-41
Paul Kasmin, Claude et François-Xavier Lalanne, Art, Work, Life, New York, 2012, n.p.
Les Lalanne, Fifty years of work, 1964 – 2015, exhibition catalogue, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, March 26 – May 2, 2015, pp. 83 and 137
Adrian Dannatt, François-Xavier & Claude Lalanne, In the Domain of Dreams, New York, 2018, p. 53, 99-101, 196 and 254-255
François-Marie Banier & Jean-Gabriel Mitterand, La maison-atelier de Claude et François-Xavier Lalanne, Montreuil, 2019, p. 27

Condition

Good overall condition. The patinated bronze presents with some instances of wear to the patina, mostlty concentrated along the edges and protrudring elements, consistent with age and gentle use and partially visible on the catalogue illustration. There are a few extremely rare traces of light oxidation. The head presents with some minor traces of dried adhesive residue within the wool surrounding the face, inherent to the making, and with some of the wool very gently pulling away from the bronze face, consistent with age and gentle use. The wool is original and has been recently cleaned in order to retrieve its original aspect.
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