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Les Lalanne an exhibition at The Paul Kasim Gallery.

Hippo bath

Les Lalanne is the husband and wife team of Claude Lalanne and François-Xavier Lalanne who are showing in New York's Paul Kasmin Gallery between the 4th May and the 16th June.

The pair have long exhibited together developing a style that has been described by the gallery as poetic inventive and surrealist!

Many of the works have a domestic theme in that they can be used as pieces of furniture or fittings in somebody's home. One, Hippoptame I, 1968-9 was made in blue polyester resin for Teeny and Marcel Duchamp. The sculpture opens to reveal a bathtub in its body and a sink in its head.

There are some thirty pieces being exhibited in all, here are a selection, some of which have an architectural flavour.

Cabbage on legs

Bird seat

Cats and monkeys

Monkey hearth

Raindeer desk

 

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