A Look Inside Lalanne’s Fantastic Beast


Husband and wife design duo Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne were two of the most pioneering and beloved artists of the 20th century. Together they created a universe of whimsical flora and fauna celebrated by artists, influencers and collectors of their generation. In this episode of Sotheby’s Stories, find out why the rhinoceros became such an inspiration for François-Xavier and discover the hidden secrets inside one of his most iconic creations. The ‘Rhinocrétraire’ is just one of the many highlights in our upcoming sale ‘L’Univers Lalanne: Collection Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne’ (23-24 October | Paris). This landmark sale will offer over 250 works from the couple’s extraordinary collection. Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.

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