FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE | "SINGE II"
number 2 from an edition of 8
monogrammed FxL, titled SII and numbered EA 2/4
28⅞ x 5⅜ x 8¾ in. (73.1 x 13.7 x 22.2 cm)
Overall in very good condition. This Singe offered en suite with the following lot presents with an elegant and dynamic sculptural presence when viewed in person. The bronze surface display a beautifully variegated patina ranging from pine green to emerald green. Inherent in 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 shoulders, back and tail. An important sculpture by François-Xavier Lalanne suitable for display both indoors or outdoors.
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, 2016
Daniel Marchesseau, les Lalanne, Paris, 1998, p. 134 (for a related gilt bronze 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)