Known individually and collectively since the 1960s, Les Lalanne developed a style that defines inventive, poetic and surrealist sculpture. Having rediscovered the Renaissance art of casting forms from life, then employing contemporary electro-plating techniques, Claude Lalanne achieved a delicacy and sensitivity in her work unparalleled in cast bronze. Appliques à deux bougies belongs to a limited edition of eight, and demonstrates their lifelong pursuit to merge fine art with design.
This year, Kasmin exhibited Lalanne at its 297 West 27th Street location, and forthcoming in 2021, the Clark Art Institute will be holding a major retrospective titled Nature Transformed. Their work is included in major collections including the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York, the Museé Nationale d’Art Moderne/Centre Georges Pompidou, the Museé d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, the City of Paris, the City of Santa Monica, and the City of Jerusalem.
44 x 25 cm, each