Just In: François-Xavier Lalanne “Rhinoceros Bleu” executed 1981

Yesterday we were greeted with a large crate, which when we opened it, we were pleasantly surprised to see the Francois-Xavier Lalanne “Rhinoceros Bleu” executed 1981 that we have been anxiously expecting. This sculpture is numbered 83/150 on a plaque on the underside, the medium is blue enameled metal, and it measures 23.5 x 14 x 57.2 cm.  The estimate is $25,000 – 35,000. This is not the first Lalanne sculpture we have represented; in the December 2008 Linda Sullivan Estate Sale we sold a pair of Francois-Xavier and Claude Lalanne bronze and concrete sheep. This pair of Lalanne Sheep realized $84,000.  In addition to the “Rhinoceros Bleu” we will also be offering in the Spring 2010 Auction a pair of bronze monkeys titled “Singes Attentifs SI And SII” executed 1999.

Francois-Xavier Lalanne sculpture "Rhinoceros Bleu" executed 1981, Estimate $25,000 - 35,000, To offered in Spring 2010 Auction

Francois-Xavier Lalanne sculpture "Rhinoceros Bleu" signature, date and edition

Francois-Xavier and Claude Lalanne Pair of Sheep, Realized $84,000, December 2008 Sullivan Estate Sale

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