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    Sale 2009

    Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    13 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 220

    FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE (b. 1927)

    'OISEAU DE PIERRE' A PATINATED BRONZE FIGURE OF A BIRD, 1985

    Price Realised  

    FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE (b. 1927)
    'Oiseau de Pierre' A Patinated Bronze Figure of a Bird, 1985
    number 2 from an edition of 8 plus 4 artist's proofs
    7½ in. (19 cm.) high, 14 3/8 in. (36.5 cm.) wide
    marked François Lalanne FXL LALANNE 84


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    cf. D. Marchesseau, The Lalannes, Paris, 1998, pp. 98-99 for a photograph of a much larger version of this bird in the Lalannes' studio.

    Special Notice

    No sales tax is due on the purchase price of this lot if it is picked up or delivered in the State of New York.


    Provenance

    Pierre and Maria Gaetana Matisse, New York (acquired from the artist). Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE FOUNDATION