François-Xavier Lalanne’s Extraordinary Guépards

New York | 7 June

The magical kingdom of François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne is a mysterious yet seductive dream territory of fantastical beasts and luscious plants, an engaging world of warmth, surprise and humor. Everything that stems from the imaginations of this inspired couple is characterized by a poetry that is at once surreal and tender.

The Guépards occupy a distinct place within this legendary universe. Together with the leopard, these two models represent the only big cat in his bestiary and very few examples are known to have been made.

François-Xavier Lalanne’s Extraordinary Guépards will be offered as a part of Sotheby’s Important Design auction on 7 June at Sotheby’s New York as a part of Design Week, presented in partnership with Genesis House.

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