A Surreal Touch

Claude Lalanne – Butterflies, Bijoux & Objets, Louisa Guinness Gallery, First Floor, 45 Conduit Street, London W1, until 29th July 2016

Claude Lalanne, Jules et Jim, 2015, Small Sculptures, bronze and steel, 6.0 x 12.0 x 7.5 cm, edition of 40 courtesy of the artist and Louisa Guinness Gallery,

Claude Lalanne,
Jules et Jim, 2015,
Small Sculptures, bronze and steel, 6.0 x 12.0 x 7.5 cm, edition of 40
courtesy of the artist and Louisa Guinness Gallery,

This show celebrates some fifty years of output by the renowned designer Claude Lalanne, who is also known for the sculptural work created with her husband François-Xavier Lalanne.

Claude Lalanne, Flower Pin, 2015, Brooch, galvanised copper, 11.0 x 11.0 cm, unique, courtesy of the artist and Louisa Guinness Gallery,

Claude Lalanne,
Flower Pin, 2015,
Brooch, galvanised copper, 11.0 x 11.0 cm, unique,
courtesy of the artist and Louisa Guinness Gallery,

The works reveal a more personal, surreal side to the artist and reflect her friendships with Man Ray and Dali. Some of the works on show come from the artist’s private collection and there are also two works from the famous 1967 “Empreinte Series” on which she collaborated with Yves Saint Laurent.

Claude Lalanne, Mimosa, ca.1970, Necklace, polished bronze dore, 35.8 x 1.4 x 0.4 cm, edition of 250 courtesy of the artist and Louisa Guinness Gallery,

Claude Lalanne,
Mimosa, ca.1970,
Necklace, polished bronze dore, 35.8 x 1.4 x 0.4 cm, edition of 250
courtesy of the artist and Louisa Guinness Gallery,

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Claude Lalanne, Collier Groseilles, ca. 1980 - 2005, silver, diameter 12.3 cm, pod length 8.4 x 3.0 cm, unrealised Art Cural edition of 150, courtesy of the artist and Louisa Guinness Gallery,

Claude Lalanne,
Collier Groseilles, ca. 1980 – 2005,
silver, diameter 12.3 cm, pod length 8.4 x 3.0 cm, unrealised Art Cural edition of 150,
courtesy of the artist and Louisa Guinness Gallery,

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