• Important 20th Century Decorat auction at Christies

    Sale 2230

    Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    8 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 149

    FRANCOIS-XAVIER LALANNE (1927-2008)

    'HIPPOPOTAME III (PETIT)' A PATINATED BRONZE HIPPOPOTAMUS, DESIGNED 1991

    Price Realised  

    FRANCOIS-XAVIER LALANNE (1927-2008)
    'Hippopotame III (petit)' A Patinated Bronze Hippopotamus, designed 1991
    the back opening to reveal inner compartment, number 8 from an edition of 8 plus 4 artist's proofs
    24 in. (61 cm.) high, 47 in. (119.5 cm.) long, 14½ in. (36.8 cm.) deep
    incised 8/8 fxl


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    cf. D. Marchesseau, The Lalannes, Paris/New York, 1998, p. 86 for an example of a larger bar version of this model.
    Exhibition catalogue, Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne, New York, Paul Kasmin Gallery, 2007, pp. 82-83.
    D. Abadie, Lalanne(s), Paris, 2008. p. 112 for a larger bar version of this model.