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CLAUDE & FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE

24 Nov 2016–26 Jan 2017

Overview

Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne met in Paris in 1952 and began working and exploring the natural world together through sculpture until François-Xavier passed away in 2008. Their early days together were marked by interactions with the thriving community of artists in Montparnasse, not least François-Xavier's early neighbour Constantin Brâncuși who inspired his move from painting to sculpture. While very distinct in their styles, with François-Xavier's witty, bold and majestic animal sculptures - commonly doubling as functional storage spaces, and Claude's delicate flora and fauna inspired pieces, together they created a world of fantasy, their work in many ways defying categorization.


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