François-Xavier Lalanne, La Metaphore $313,500>
Bailly Gallery

The creation of a decorative white bronze duck, that also functions as a boat that will float when placed on water, showcases Francois-Xavier Lalanne's aptitude for surrealistic tropes. Produced in 2002, it is signed “FXL” and stamped “LE METAPHORE, CLEMENTI FONDEUR, 1/8." Ed. 1/8 pieces.Among the most unique and dynamic creative partnerships of the 20th century, Les Lalannes—that is, Claude (1924-2019) and François-Xavier (1927-2008) Lalanne—are revered for their highly imaginative, finely crafted objets d’art. Their work can be found in the most important collections around the world, including the Cooper Hewitt Museum, Museé Nationale d’Art Moderne-Centre Georges Pompidou, and Museé d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris.


DESIGNER

Francois Lalanne

DATE

2002

MATERIALS

White bronze with white patina

DIMENSIONS

31.8 x 53.3 x 16.5 cm

STYLE

Contemporary

SHIPS FROM

Geneva

$313,500

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