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Flock of Lalanne Sheep For Palm Beach Modern Auctions Sale

Known as Nouveaux Moutons, the Lalanne sheep were created in 1996-97 and cast at the Landowski Fondeur in France. The life-size family made of epoxy stone and patinated bronze consists of a ram, ewe and three lambs. Previous owners include the legendary Dorothy Blau Gallery, Miami; and Wolfgang Roth & Partners Fine Arts; also of Miami. The well-documented sheep are accompanied by a copy of a 2015 condition report from Modern Art Conservation. Surely among the most iconic of all late-20th-century sculptural works, Lalanne’s endearing Nouveaux Moutons will cross the auction block with a $600,000-$900,000 estimate.

The May 6, 2017 auction consists of two consecutive sessions, with the 170-lot opening session titled Selected Works: Fine Art, Design & Luxury; and a second session of 300+ lots titled Modern Art, Design & Luxury, its focus being on furniture, art and luxury goods. Start time is 12:00 noon Eastern. The exhibition center and auction venue is located at 417 Bunker Rd., West Palm Beach, FL 33405. A complimentary catered luncheon and free valet parking will be available to all. For additional information on any item in the sale, call 561-586-5500 or e-mail [email protected].


Francois-Xavier Lalanne (French, 1927-2008), Nouveaux Moutons, flock of five life-size epoxy stone and patinated-bronze sheep including ewe, ram, and three lambs, 1996-97