JGM Galerie, Paris
13 May to 18 June, 2011
79 Rue du Temple, 75003 Paris
T. +33 1 43 26 12 05


At a time when the work of French designers Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne appears frequently at auction and in magazines, JGM. Galerie in Paris is showing a series of pieces selected because they have never been shown before in public. Even though the personal work from the one differs from the other, the Lalannes have never exhibited separately since their first exhibition in 1962 at Jeanine Restany, and later at Alexandre Iolas. Their works are delicately combined to honor nature and beauty which was perfectly illustrated by the exhibition dedicated to the Lalannes at the Musée des Arts décoratifs last year.

The JGM. Galerie shows some of Claude Lalanne’s recent sculptures which joyously express her creative vitality, such as the Lapin de Victoire or the Hortensia bench. A new table Williamsburg (furniture first created in the 80s for the Williamsburg museum) is also presented to the public for the first time. François-Xavier Lalanne’s work is represented by a selection of monkeys such as the Singe aux Nénuphars and the Singe Alternatif as well as the exceptional La Sauterelle of 1970, in white Sevres biscuit, steel and polished brass, which is one of only two in existence.