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Francois-Xavier Lalanne Art

French, 1927-2008

François-Xavier Lalanne was born in 1927 in Agen. After the war, he moved to Paris where he studied at the Julian academy to become a painter. On the occasion of his first exhibition at the Cimaise Gallery in Paris in 1952, he met Claude Dupeux, his future wife. After meeting her, he then gave up painting and started working with Claude.

Claude and Francois-Xavier first joint exhibition, titled Zoophite, took place in 1964 at the J. Gallery. They revealed their hybrid creations between sculptures and everyday objects. In 1966, they introduced themselves under the name Les Lalanne. The two artists ‘each created their own works but shared a common universe inspired by the animal and plant world and often exhibited together.

François-Xavier Lalanne invented a bestiary composed of monkeys, rhinos, donkeys, camels, toads, hippos or cats. Among them, the sheep is undoubtedly his favorite animal. Alone or in a flock, with or without head, sheathed or not fleece of sheep, it can constitute a seat. His will, shared with Claude, is to desacralize the sculpture to give it a familiar dimension. The artist has also made public commissions. For example, in France he installed his Pigeons in the city of Grande-Borne in Grigny and a Polymorphous Rabbit in a high school in Tourcoing. He is also present abroad as seen by his Les Pleureuses (the mourners), a monumental fountain installed at the Hakone Open-Air Museum in Japan.

The success of François-Xavier Lalanne is immediate. In 1968, he was made a Knight of Arts and Letters. His works are acquired by great collectors such as Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, the Rothschilds or Noailles. The Lalanne are exhibited throughout the world, presented in both galleries and museums. The retrospective organized in 2010 by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs is one of the last major exhibitions of the duo. After a long career, the artist died in 2008 in Ury.

(Biography provided by Bailly Gallery Geneva-Paris)
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Portfolio Polymorphose and - François-Xavier Lalanne - 1978
By François-Xavier Lalanne
Located in Paris, FR
Portfolio Polymorphose and - François-Xavier Lalanne - 1978 Album including 16 original lithographs in 2 colours 10 Polymorphoses plus 6 Allomorphoses for the first copies. All in ...
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1970s Francois-Xavier Lalanne Art

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François Xavier Lalanne - Birds- 2006
By François-Xavier Lalanne
Located in Paris, FR
François Xavier Lalanne Etching Signed F.X.L. in pencil Robert and Lydie Dutrou editors 2006. Paper size: 27x37.5cm Work size: 19x16cm
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Early 2000s Francois-Xavier Lalanne Art

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François Xavier Lalanne - Natural history- 2006
By François-Xavier Lalanne
Located in Paris, FR
Natural history - François-Xavier Lalanne Etching Numbered out of 70 and signed F.X.L. in pencil Robert and Lydie Dutrou editors 2006. Paper size: 40x33cm Work size: 16x19.5cm
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Early 2000s Francois-Xavier Lalanne Art

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Oeuf d'autruche, FX Lalanne, Ice Bucket, White Biscuit of Sèvres, Design, Animal
By François-Xavier Lalanne
Located in Geneva, CH
Oeuf d'autruche, FX Lalanne, Ice Bucket, White Biscuit of Sèvres, Design, Animal Oeuf d'Autruche / Ostricht Egg - Ice Bucket Biscuit of Sèvres H. 30 cm Monogrammed on the back plate...
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Francois-Xavier Lalanne (1927-2008) - The Rat - 2003
By François-Xavier Lalanne
Located in Paris, FR
François Xavier Lalanne The Rat 2003 Original print aquatint and varnish signed in pencil Size of the paper : 28 x 38 cm Size of the work : 16,2 x 18,8cm Selling price : 1500 ...
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Early 2000s Francois-Xavier Lalanne Art

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François Xavier lalanne the spider 2003
By François-Xavier Lalanne
Located in Paris, FR
François Xavier lalanne l'araignée the spider lithograph circa 2003 signed in pencil lower right limited edition of 75 copies from the "ordinary bestiary 38 X 28 cms subject : 16,5 x...
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Early 2000s Francois-Xavier Lalanne Art

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Francois-Xavier Lalanne (1927-2008) - Cerberus -
By François-Xavier Lalanne
Located in Paris, FR
François Xavier Lalanne Cerberus - 2005 Signed Pigment printing Dimensions: 28 x 38 Engraving dimensions: 18.5 x 23
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Early 2000s Abstract Francois-Xavier Lalanne Art

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Located in Paris, FR
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Located in Paris, FR
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Located in Paris, FR
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By Serge Mendjisky
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