• Important 20th Century Decorat auction at Christies

    Sale 2230

    Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    8 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 141

    CLAUDE LALANNE (b. 1924)

    'CROCODILE BANQUETTE' A GILT-BRONZE AND COPPER CROCODILE BENCH, DESIGNED 2006

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    CLAUDE LALANNE (b. 1924)
    'Crocodile Banquette' A Gilt-Bronze and Copper Crocodile Bench, designed 2006
    number 6 from an edition of 8 plus 4 artist's proofs
    32 in. (81.2 cm.) high, 56 in. (142.2 cm.) wide, 22 in. (55.8 cm.) deep
    stamped CL LALANNE 6/8 2007


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    cf. D. Marchesseau, The Lalannes, Paris/New York, 1998, p. 77 for an example of a crocodile armchair.
    Exhibition catalogue, Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne, New York, Paul Kasmin Gallery, 2007, p. 99 for an example of a crocodile armchair.
    D. Abadie, Lalanne(s), Paris, 2008, pp. 170-171 for examples of a crocodile armchair.