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    Sale 2182

    Important 20th Century Decorative Art and Design

    2 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 91

    FRANCOIS-XAVIER LALANNE (1927-2008)

    'TORTUE TOPIAIRE III' A COPPER TURTLE TOPIARY, CIRCA 1988

    Price Realised  

    FRANCOIS-XAVIER LALANNE (1927-2008)
    'Tortue Topiaire III' A Copper Turtle Topiary, circa 1988
    number 7 from the edition of 8 pairs of turtles plus 4 pairs of artist's proofs
    13 in. (33 cm.) high, 36 in. (91.5 cm.) wide, 23 in. (58.4 cm.) deep
    marked FXL Lalanne 7/8 A


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    cf. D. Abadie, Lalanne(s), Paris, 2008, p. 176 for other Tortues Topiarires, p. 180 for an image of François-Xavier Lalanne planting on a 'Turtue Topiaire'.

    Paul Kasmin Gallery, exhibition catalogue, Claude & François Lalanne, New York, November 2006 - January 2007, p. 73 for another turtle topiary.

    D. Marchessau, The Lalannes, Paris, 1998, p. 108 for another turtle topiary.

    Provenance

    Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe.