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    FRANÇOIS-XAVIER LALANNE (French, 1927-2008)
    Rhinocéros mécanique, 1980
    Patinated copper
    9-1/2 x 21-3/4 x 6-1/2 inches (24.1 x 55.2 x 16.5 cm)
    Ed. 2/2
    Stamped inside hinged head panel: 2/2 FXL 80




    Condition Report*: Copper has a rich patina though somewhat uneven, common with similar works by Lalanne. All over the surface, there are marks of the working process, indicative of the artist's technique. A few welds and rubbed areas on the feet and head appear brighter than the remainder of the work, but don't appear as repairs or anomalies, just worked areas by the artist. Additionally, there are a few minute areas of light dustsoiling, very minor oxidation at seams/hinges, and small accretions on the hump near the ears. The hinged head door rests slightly ajar. All hinges, seams, welds, hardware and interior plates are in good working order as is the overall condition of the copper and sculpture itself.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2014
    23rd Wednesday
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