Description & Technical information

Le Metaphore relates to his work "Canard sur l'eau",
installed at Les Lalanne at Fairchild in Miami, as well as plans for a full-sized boat in the shape of a duck, titled "Canard-Bateau". The creation of a decorative duck that also functions as a boat that will float when placed on water demonstrates Francois-Xavier Lalanne's interest in surrealistic tropes and exploration of perception.

Date:  2002
Period:  21st century
Origin:  Suisse
Medium: White bronze
Signature: Signed: FXL and stamped: LE METAPHORE, CLEMENTI FONDEUR, 1/8

Dimensions: 31.8 x 53.3 x 16.5 cm (12¹/₂ x 21 x 6¹/₂ inches)
Provenance: Studio of the artist.
Paul Kasmin Galleries, New York.
Private American collection, acquired from the above in 2006.