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. Torchère without leaves belongs to a limited edition of eight with the option to purchase a second, matching edition.
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.