LALANNE ET MOI - MY FATHER'S GIFT - SOTHEBYS LIVE AUCTION 12/7/22
Lalanne Chez Moi, L'oiseau, 1979, Daum
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As a barware, lighting and home accessories design company, we at Thomas Fuchs Creative specialize in handmade goods. Every week we give you behind the scenes to the people, places and things that inspire us.
This week we take you on a virtual trip from Paris to New York for a preview of the upcoming, December 7th 2022, auction of François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne at Christies.
Being married to Thomas (Fuchs) a product designer in his own right, my appreciation of sculpture is effortless as breathing in air. Masters such as Giacometti, Bernard Buffet and Lalanne show the depth and span of our combined aesthetic.
Growing up in Jamaica I was always fascinated by animals. I loved hearing the birds in the trees every morning and I would look out my bedroom window at beauty of the trees and its growth and my mother would show me all the birds then have me look them up in the National Geographic Encyclopedias (yes we are that old).
I was so taken by the birds while on a trip to France my father bought me a "Bird" as a gift to start, what he hoped would be, my art collection. The rarified bird ended up being the one in the photo above none other than a Lalanne sculpture.
While stopped at a traffic light I saw that Sothebys has an upcoming series of auctions from the Collection of Dorothée Lalanne, daughter of François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne, the legendary couple famous for their sculptures of nature and animals.
The sale presents a remarkable number of iconic unpublished works by François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne with wonderful provenance. The fact that they all come from Dorothée Lalanne’s own personal collection makes the selection even more special.
Not only is the upcoming sale in New York so rare, but, if you follow Marine Hartogs on Instagram you are able to get a peak of the dinner they had in Paris at last years sale at Sotheby's (dinner shown here in above photo)
Have a great week!