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FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE | "SINGE I"

Guaranteed Property

Estimate:

100,000

to
- 150,000 USD

FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE | "SINGE I"

FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE | "SINGE I"

Estimate:

100,000

to
- 150,000 USD

Lot sold:

860,000

USD

FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE

"SINGE I"

1999


number 6 from an edition of 8

patinated bronze

monogrammed FxL, titled Singe I and numbered 6/8 A

28⅞ x 6⅜ x 7¼ in. (73.1 x 16.2 x 18.4 cm)

Overall in very good condition. This Singe offered en suite with the following lot presents with elegant and dynamic sculptural presence when viewed in person. Compared with the following lot, the green patina presents with slightly brighter green hues. The bronze surface display a beautifully variegated patina ranging from pine green to light emerald green. Inherent to the execution, the bronze displays with subtle textural patterns throughout the surface evoking the monkey’s fur. The bronze surface with minor surface scratches and some occasional light scuffing throughout, not visually distracting, and with some occasional instances of very minor discoloration to the patina concentrated to the back and the end of the tail.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Jane Holzer, Florida, 2015

Daniel Marchesseau, les Lalanne, Paris, 1998, p. 134 (for a gilt bronze variant of the model)

Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne, exh. cat., Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York and Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, 2006, pp. 30-31 and 67 (for related models)

Les Lalanne, Paris, exh. cat., Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 2010, pp. 108 and 112 (for related models)

Paul Kasmin, Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne, New York, 2012, n.p. (for a related silvered bronze model)

Adrian Dannatt, François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne: In the Domain of Dreams, New York, 2018, p. 117 (for a related silvered bronze model)