Wow kids, Christie's December 8th 2009 Twentieth Century Design sale really jumped on the Claude and Francois Xavier-Lalanne train full throttle. I am anxious to see what the major dealers and protectors of the Lalanne market think about so many of these surreal and quirky sculptural confections hitting the market all at once. How many do you ask? 10, 20, 30.....try 52! Nearly a third of their entire various owners sale. Perhaps they are still feeling the rush of the Lalanne frenzy experienced during the YSL sale last winter. Alas, my catalogue has not arrived, so I am anxious to see if it is a single owner collection, that would explain things to a degree. Still, to my eye it seems like market saturation during an already soft period, but who knows, we will have to wait and see when the gavel falls. See their entire sale here.
Art History BA, Design History MA, trained at Sotheby's, molded at Christies's, easily distracted by shiny objects.
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