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. François-Xavier Lalanne similarly found inspiration for his works in the animal kingdom.

 

Grenouille belongs to a limited edition of eight, and can be displayed with its mouth open, functioning as a fountain. Last year, Kasmin exhibited their work at its flagship 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.



DESIGNER/

François-Xavier Lalanne

DATE/

1988

MATERIALS/

Bronze

DIMENSIONS/

19.7 x 27.9 x 27.9 cm

STYLE/

Historic 

HERITAGE/

France

SHIPS FROM/

New York

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François-Xavier Lalanne Grenouille $250,000

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. François-Xavier Lalanne similarly found inspiration for his works in the animal kingdom.

 

Grenouille belongs to a limited edition of eight, and can be displayed with its mouth open, functioning as a fountain. Last year, Kasmin exhibited their work at its flagship 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.



DESIGNER/

François-Xavier Lalanne

DATE/

1988

MATERIALS/

Bronze

DIMENSIONS/

19.7 x 27.9 x 27.9 cm

STYLE/

Historic 

HERITAGE/

France

SHIPS FROM/

New York

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