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Ces fauteuils sont signés des initiales de l'artiste F.X.L en bas à droite de chacune des queues.
These armchairs are signed with the artist initials F.X.L at the bottom right of each tail.
John Richardson, The Art of Yves Saint Laurent, id., p. 169.
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'OISEAUX DE MARBRE', A PAIR OF ARMCHAIRS, SMALL MODEL, 1974
In pink Portuguese marble, the structure in black painted steel
These 'Oiseaux de Marbre' were conceived in the summer of 1974, in Athens, at the request of Alexandre Iolas and made in the Manolis Karentinos workshop. The large model was first exhibited at the Centre National d'Art et de Culture (CNAC) in June 1975. The initial edition of twelve examples of each of the five models was not completed. Only the small and large model were executed. The original versions are with Alexandre Iolas. A second set of five armchairs _ three large and two small _ was made for Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé. The third set is with Claude Lalanne. No further pieces were made