13 June 2008
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
Pierre and Maria Gaetana Matisse, New York (acquired from the artist). Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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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.
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