View 1 of Lot 441. Tortue Topiaire III.
View 1 of Lot 441. Tortue Topiaire III.
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François-Xavier Lalanne

Tortue Topiaire III

Estimate:

150,000 - 200,000 USD

François-Xavier Lalanne

François-Xavier Lalanne

Tortue Topiaire III

Tortue Topiaire III

Estimate:

150,000 - 200,000 USD

Lot sold:

472,500

USD

François-Xavier Lalanne

Tortue Topiaire III


2003

number 8 from an edition of 8 plus 4 artist's proofs

patinated copper, stainless steel

monogrammed FxL, impressed LALANNE, numbered 8/8B and dated 2003

17 1/4 x 46 3/4 x 29 3/4 in. (43.8 x 118.7 x 75.5 cm)

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
Les Lalannes, exh. cat., Marisa del Re Gallery, New York, 1988, p. 79 (for the Tortue Topiaire II model)
Daniel Marchesseau, Les Lalannes, Paris, 1998, p. 108 (for the Tortue Topiaire II model)
Francois-Xavier & Claude Lalanne, Dreams for the Light of Day, exh. cat., Gerald Peters Gallery, New York and Santa Fe, 2000, p. 22
Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne, exh. cat., Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York and Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, 2006, p. 73 (for the Tortue Topiaire II model)
Daniel Abadie, Lalanne(s), Paris, 2008, p. 177 
Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne, exh. cat., JGM Galerie, Paris, 2013, p. 67
Alexander the Great: The Iolas Gallery 1955-1987 exh. cat., Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, 2014, p. 156 (for the present lot illustrated)
Adrian Dannatt, François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne: In the Domain of Dreams, New York, 2018, p. 189