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Lalanne: A World of Poetry

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Housed in a luxury linen clamshell case with a metal plaque, this spectacular tome is a sculpture in its own right.

François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne are one of the most...

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Jean-Gabriel Mitterrand opened his first gallery in 1988 in the 6th arrondissement of Paris; in 2003, it moved to rue du Temple, where it can still be found today. Mitterrand has nearly 45 years of experience collaborating with Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne, and more than 20 exhibitions have been devoted to Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne at the gallery, which has also organised numerous renowned events in exceptional locations including the Château de Chenonceau in 1994, the Jardins de Bagatelle in 1998, and the Petit Trianon at the Château de Versailles in 2021. Over the years, Jean-Gabriel Mitterrand has become an incontrovertible expert on the art of Les Lalannes, and has produced a dozen books and catalogues dedicated to their work. Mitterrand is also director of the foundation for Niki de Saint Phalle’s “Tarot Garden” in Capalbio, as well as director of the Marta Pan Foundation. In addition, he is a member of the general assembly for Jean Tinguely’s “Cyclop” in Milly-la-Forêt. In 1998, he was made a Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur by President Jacques Chirac and has been an Officer of the Légion d’honneur since 2016 and an Officer of Arts et Lettres since 2012.

The Ultimate Collection

Lalanne: A World of Poetry

$1,200 USD

The best way to explain something is to do it.

— Claude Lalanne

In the details

Ultimate Collection curates culture from around the world and across the ages. Hand-bound using traditional techniques, with color plates hand-tipped on art-quality paper, each page of this limited-edition series bears the unique imprint of the artisan.

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In the details

Each purchase comes with complimentary white handling gloves and our signature tote bag.

Page count

240 pages

Number of illustrations




Released on

February 2023


W 16 x L 17 x D 3 in

Cover materials

Linen hardcover with printed metal tip-on




20.6 lb

Jean-Gabriel Mitterrand

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