Monday, May 3, 2010

Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne are Back

The Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris presents a major exhibition devoted to Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne. This is their first retrospective in a museum in Paris since their participation in the 1977 exhibition "Artist / craftsman" also at the Museum of Decorative Arts. Seen as one in the public eye, this pair of artists is known for making nature and animals support their creations. Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne have always exhibited together with the common idea of giving the sculpture a function.

Rhinocrétaire II (open), François-Xavier Lalanne, 1966
Brass, rhinoceros horn, wood wrapped brass sheet, tail leather with steel, Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris, © ADAGP. The Decorative Arts. Photo: Jean TholanceCocodoll, François-Xavier Lalanne, 1964 Brass and canvas on steel frame, 200 x 225 x 100 cm. © ADAGP. Collection. Photo: Studio Bailhache

Rocking Bird, François-Xavier Lalanne, 1974 Steel, 120 x 190 x 130 cm. © ADAGP. Collection. Photo: DR

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