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(1927 - 2008), France

Francois-Xavier Lalanne Biography

Francois-Xavier Lalanne was born in Agen, France, and received a Jesuit education. At age 18, he moved to Paris and studied sculpture, drawing and painting at Académie Julian. Francois-Xavier rented a studio in Montparnasse, next door to Brancusi, after completing mandatory military service. Brancusi introduced Lalanne to artists such as Max Ernst and Marcel Duchamp. He met Claude Lalanne at his first gallery show in 1952. The show signified an end of painting for François-Xavier as he and Claude began their career sculpting together.

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He became known to the larger public in France in 1976 when the singer Serge Gainsbourg selected a work by Lalanne, the man with the head of a cabbage, for the title and cover of an album in 1976.

In 1983 he was commissioned by the French Ministry of Culture to design new monumental fountains for the square in front of the Hotel de Ville, Paris, and also to design gardens for the reconstructed Les Halles in the center of Paris.

Francois-Xavier Lalanne was born in Agen, France, and received a Jesuit education. At age 18, he moved to Paris and studied sculpture, drawing and painting at Académie Julian. Francois-Xavier rented a studio in Montparnasse, next door to Brancusi, after completing mandatory military service. Brancusi introduced Lalanne to artists such as Max Ernst and Marcel Duchamp. He met Claude Lalanne at his first gallery show in 1952. The show signified an end of painting for François-Xavier as he and Claude began their career sculpting together.

He became known to the larger public in France in 1976 when the singer Serge Gainsbourg selected a work by Lalanne, the man with the head of a cabbage, for the title and cover of an album in 1976.

In 1983 he was commissioned by the French Ministry of Culture to design new monumental fountains for the square in front of the Hotel de Ville, Paris, and also to design gardens for the reconstructed Les Halles in the center of Paris.

Francois-Xavier Lalanne Featured Artworks

Singe Avisé (Grand) by Francois-Xavier Lalanne contemporary artwork
Francois-Xavier LalanneSinge Avisé (Grand), 2005/2008Bronze
116.4 x 87 x 81 cm
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Wapiti (Petit) by Francois-Xavier Lalanne contemporary artwork
Francois-Xavier LalanneWapiti (Petit), 1988/2001Bronze
69.4 x 43 x 39.3 cm
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Nouveaux Moutons (Brebis) by Francois-Xavier Lalanne contemporary artwork
Francois-Xavier LalanneNouveaux Moutons (Brebis), 1994/1998Epoxystone and bronze
91 x 101 x 36 cm
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Francois-Xavier Lalanne Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Claude Lalanne, Francois-Xavier Lalanne, Les Lalanne at Ben Brown Fine Arts, London
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29 November 2018–15 February 2019 Claude Lalanne, Francois-Xavier Lalanne Les Lalanne Ben Brown Fine Arts, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne at Ben Brown Fine Arts, London
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24 November 2016–26 January 2017 Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne Ben Brown Fine Arts, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne, Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne at Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong
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16 September–9 November 2016 Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong

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Why no Hong Kong museum for contemporary art? Related Press Why no Hong Kong museum for contemporary art? 30 October 2016, South China Morning Post

The Hong Kong art world is a perplexing place. Auction houses sell more here than anywhere else in Asia. Top international dealers are moving in and more are expected with the 2017 opening of the purpose-built H Queen’s, and art fairs continue to flourish. But outside the commercial sector there simply isn’t much art to be seen,...

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Spring Art Guide New York: The 10 Must-See Shows of the Season Related Press Spring Art Guide New York: The 10 Must-See Shows of the Season 30 March 2015, Vogue

Today is the first day of spring, which means that very soon it will again be pleasant to stroll around the Chelsea galleries. In the spirit of thinking ahead, here are the New York shows upcoming and already under way - plus one in Los Angeles - that are not to be missed this season. Frieze and the Venice Biennale await in the distance.

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