Chinese New Year does not take place until February 19th, but since 2015 is the Year of the Sheep, I decided to share some ovine images . . .

"A Getty station is not a place you’d expect to see art-world insiders congregating on a beautiful September evening. Yet there they were Monday night on the corner of 24th Street and Tenth Avenue in Manhattan, sipping wine and nibbling on hors d’oeuvres amid the now-defunct gas pumps. The occasion was an exclusive party celebrating the opening of “Sheep Station,” a daring exhibition of 25 epoxy-and-bronze Mouton sculptures by French artist François-Xavier Lalanne (1927–2008)."
Photography by Joshua Kogan.
Text by Samuel Cochran.
Architectural Digest (September 18, 2013).

 "The flock can now be found grazing on a rolling lawn that was erected on-site for the show, organized by dealer Paul Kasmin and real-estate developer Michael Shvo. . . . It was a double-take-inducing display, sort of like a surrealistic petting zoo—only minus the touching, which guards prohibited. Understandable, really: Just one of the iconic sculptures can fetch upwards of $200,000 at auction. And you thought the price of gas was high…."
Photography by Joshua Kogan.
Text by Samuel Cochran.
Architectural Digest (September 18, 2013).

"Michael Shvo and Paul Kasmin Gallery's inaugural installation, Sheep Station, at New York's newest public art site, Getty Station."
Photography by Joshua Kogan.
Text by Samuel Cochran.
Architectural Digest (September 18, 2013).

"Alexander Liberman's dot painting hangs above Garouste and Bonetti's console and chairs and a flock of Lalanne sheep in the entrance hall."
Manhattan home of Reed and Delphine Krakoff.
Interior design by Reed and Delphine Krakoff.
Photography by Sheila Metzner.
Vogue (August 15, 2010).

"The foyer, with its dramatic staircase is handcrafted in plaster. 'It's emblematic of the theme of our home—artisanal craftsmanship combined with warm modernism,' says the fashion designer [Reed Krakoff], who transformed Coach into a global brand and now runs his own flourishing label, Reed Krakoff Collection. He and his wife, Delphine, an interior designer, furnished their entry with a collection of Line Vautrin mirrors, a Marc Newson Lockheed Lounge chair, and a flock of François-Xavier Lalanne's surreal sheep sculptures. The results are so chic that the Krakoffs use the space as far more than a passageway. 'During Fashion Week,' he says, 'we hosted a seated dinner for 30 here.' "
"Reed Krakoff's New York Foyer" by Ingrid Abramovitch.

"Hairy David Beast Chair in Icelandic Sheep and Bronze by the Haas Brothers"
Offered by R and Company for $30,000 via 1stDibs.
Photo via 1stDibs.

Dressing table and chair belonging to Julianne Moore's character "Charley" in A Single Man.
Photo via Jan Showers's blog post, "Movie Interiors I Love: Art Direction and Set Direction."

Landscape designer Miranda Brooks.

 "Always in the pink, Domino's antique bed nestles in a nook amid hand-colored English prints."
Bahamas home of India Hicks and her family.
Photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna.

 "An antique cabinet creates a grown-up look. For her young daughter's bedroom, designer Julie Charbonneau mixed kid-friendly decor, like a miniature tea set and lamb figurines, with gorgeous French-style antiques and a pretty lamp. It's a look that will last as her little girl grows. The designer created a unique art display by framing a large panel of silk toile and using it as a backdrop for a Peter Rabbit print." 
Interior design by Julie Charbonneau. 
Photography by Angus McRitchie. 
Canadian House and Home (December 2009).

 "A Lalanne sheep stands before a painting by Sean Landers."
California home of architect and designer Daniel Romualdez.
Photography by Roger Davies.
Styled by Robert Rufino.
Text by Peter Haldeman.
"Daniel Romualdez's Los Angeles Getaway" produced by Carolina Irving.
Architectural Digest (January 2012).

 Two of François-Xavier Lalanne’s sheep sculptures.
"French artist François-Xavier Lalanne (1927–2008) is perhaps best known for his sculptures of animals. Just last year, his widow, Claude Lalanne, organized an outdoor exhibition of 25 of his sheep sculptures on the site of a former gas station in New York City. This pair of epoxy-stone and patinated-bronze sheep, being auctioned by Christie’s on December 9, was created by Lalanne in 1979. The sculptures are numbers 153 and 156 from an edition of 250.
Moutons de Pierre, 15" w. x 37" d. x 33.5" h. each; Christie’s, New York, December 9; estimate $150,000 to $200,000."
Photography courtesy of Christie’s.
Text by Alison Levasseur.
Architectural Digest (December 8, 2014).
 "The entry holds a pair of 1940s Gilbert Poillerat lanterns, a Deniot-designed mirror, and a sheep sculpture by Francois-Xavier Lalanne; the console is draped with linen embroidered and painted by Jean-Francois Lesage."
Paris pied-a-terre.
Interior design by Jean-Louis Deniot.
Photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna.
"Luxe Living on the Left Bank" by Ian Phillips.
Elle Decor (May 2011).

 Another view of the entry and the Lalanne sheep sculpture.
"Artwork above the console is by Sebastian Hempel, and the pair of brass-and-chrome lamps are from the 1970s; the floor is paved in 18th-century French limestone 
with black-marble accents."
Paris pied-a-terre.
Interior design by Jean-Louis Deniot.
Photography by Miguel Flores-Vianna.
"Luxe Living on the Left Bank" by Ian Phillips.
Elle Decor (May 2011). 

 "As part of the annual Armory Show [2011]  . . . Times Square . . . [turned] itself into a playful outdoor exhibition space. Five artists . . . . [showed] larger-than-life sculptures, among which . . . [was] a 36-foot long flock of 24 handmade paper sheep by Brooklyn artist Kyu Seok Oh." 
"Counting Sheep" by Alex Zafiris.

 "Sheep sculptures by François-Xavier Lalanne flock in front of a Yamaha grand piano and a canvas by Sterling Ruby in the living room; the artworks on the wall below the stairs are by Tauba Auerbach (left) and Mel Bochner."
Beverly Hills home of decorator Waldo Fernandez.
Photography by Roger Davies.
Text by Mayer Rus.
Architectural Digest (April 2013).

 "Sheep sculptures by François-Xavier Lalanne stand along the entrance drive, which is framed by an allée of ‘Crimson King’ Norway maples."
Photography by Jason Schmidt.
Text by Mitchell Owens.
Architectural Digest (April 2014).

Moutons Transhumant (Bebris), 1988.
"Moutons, a herd of 12 sheep and lambs, was first created in 1965, with several updated editions since. The work was created to be something  invasive and out of the ordinary,' meant to mock what is traditionally viewed as 'fine art.' Placement in the Palmetum evokes a peaceful, pastoral setting. The art of Claude and Francois-Xavier Lalanne was at Fairchild [Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Florida] during the 2010 - 2011 art season. Their art is inspired by nature itself as Claude Lalanne typically uses plant forms in her work and her husband Francois-Xavier used animal forms."


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