Offered by: Habitat-Gallery
5896 Smiley Drive Culver City, CA 90232 , United States Call Seller 310.927.6266


Bighorn Sheep Sculpture Bench by Edna Cataldo, Manner of François-Xavier Lalanne

$ 7,400
  • Description
    Step into the enchanted world of Edna Cataldo's imagination with her bighorn ram creation. A captivating sculpture that blurs the lines between art and function. Inspired by the iconic works of François-Xavier Lalanne, Cataldo's creation is a delightful ode to the fantastical.

    At the heart of this enchanting piece is a grand ram, its monumental body fashioned from a sturdy wooden frame wrapped in the soft embrace of flokati wool. The large, gracefully curved horns, reminiscent of Lalanne's celebrated sheep sculptures, take on a quirky twist as they have been meticulously crocheted, adding an extra layer of whimsy to this larger-than-life creation.

    The ram's face, crafted from sculpted and glazed ceramic, introduces an element of the ethereal. The ghostly visage, though slightly grotesque, draws you in with its enigmatic charm. As your eyes wander over the sculpture, you'll notice the wear and tear that tell a tale of age and use, giving the ram character and authenticity. The once-lush flokati wool on the ram's backside has worn away in a spot that served as a record player stand for countless years, a testament to the sculpture's practical and playful past.

    Edna Cataldo, a visionary artist with a penchant for whimsical creations, draws inspiration from the legendary François-Xavier Lalanne. Lalanne, known for his iconic sheep sculptures, paved the way for Cataldo to explore the intersection of art and functionality. Cataldo's whimsical Ram Sculpture pays homage to Lalanne's legacy while adding her own distinctive touch.

    This extraordinary sculpture bears Cataldo's signature on the inside, a subtle acknowledgment of her craftsmanship and dedication. Cataldo's Ram sculpture invites you to sit and marvel, bridging the gap between art and utility in the most enchanting way possible.

    The ceramic face is in perfect condition, free from any chips or cracks, making it highly desirable as most of these sculptures have been broken throughout the years.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States
    Period: 2000-2021
    Materials: Ceramic, Flokati
    Condition: Fair. Significant wear consistent with age and use.
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Contemporary
    Incollect Reference #: 703224
  • Dimensions
    W. 18 in; H. 39 in; D. 30 in;
    W. 45.72 cm; H. 99.06 cm; D. 76.2 cm;
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