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FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE (1927-2008)
FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE (1927-2008)
FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE (1927-2008)
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FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE (1927-2008)

Gorille dérangé

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FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE (1927-2008)
Gorille dérangé
inscribed with signature, the artist's monogram and numbered 'LALANNE FxL 5/8' (on the right shoulder) and with foundry mark 'bocquel fd.' (on the back)
bronze with dark brown patina
22 x 30 x 22 in. (55.9 x 76.2 x 55.9 cm.)
Conceived in 2007 in an edition of eight plus four artist's proofs, cast in 2010
Provenance
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner, 2012.
Literature
P. Kasmin, ed., Claude et François-Xavier Lalanne, Art, Work, Life, Paris, 2012, p. 133 (larger plaster cast illustrated).
F.-M. Banier and J.-G. Mitterrand, La Maison-atelier de Claude et François-Xavier Lalanne, Montreuil, 2018, pp. 40-41 (plaster casts illustrated).

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Lot Essay

'When a dog looks at you, it’s not just a piece of fabric, there is the presence of life, an intelligence. A piece of metal in itself is only metal. But if, suddenly, through the shape we give it, it acquires a life, perhaps a life is too strong a word, a presence'.
– François-Xavier Lalanne

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