Kasmin is proud to present an exhibition of works by Claude and François Xavier Lalanne, curated by designer Brian McCarthy and opening at Kasmin‘s 297 Tenth Avenue location on September 10, 2020. The show brings together over 20 sculptures that highlight the beauty, elegance, and unparalleled craftsmanship of Les Lalanne.
Far from the typical white-cube experience, McCarthy has conjured a forest of green walls in which to display a selection of 20 surreal sculptures and furnishings by the legendary French artists Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, who lived and worked together for some five decades.
The exhibition emphasizes the artists’ kinship with the natural world, demonstrating their surrealist philosophy and mirroring the verdant gardens of their studio and home in Ury, France.
Everyone who enters Kasmin is offered their own Alice in Wonderland moment, absorbing the warmth and imagination of not only Les Lalanne but McCarthy’s artful eye as well, imagining how they too may live with the pieces in an interior setting. After months of lockdown at home, it’s a breath of fresh air in the form of a fantastical dream.