• Important 20th Century Decorat auction at Christies

    Sale 2230

    Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    8 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 117

    FRANCOIS-XAVIER LALANNE (1927-2008)

    'TORTUE TOPIAIRE II' A PATINATED COPPER TURTLE TOPIARY, DESIGNED 1992

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    FRANCOIS-XAVIER LALANNE (1927-2008)
    'Tortue Topiaire II' A Patinated Copper Turtle Topiary, designed 1992
    artist's proof A from an edition of 8 pairs numbered A or B plus 4 pairs of artist's proofs
    12 in. (30.5 cm.), 37 in. (94 cm.) long, 26 in. (66 cm.) deep
    stamped fxL LALANNE 1/4 A EA


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    cf. D. Marchesseau, The Lalannes, Paris/New York, 1998, p. 108.
    Exhibition catalogue, Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne, New York, Paul Kasmin Gallery, 2007, p. 73.
    D. Abadie, Lalanne(s), Paris, 2008. p. 177 for turtle topiaries model numbers I and III.