Art in

La Première lounge After Jeff Koons, Bernar Venet, Niki de Saint Phalle, Jean-Michel Othoniel and Ousmane Sow, the latest artist to grace the La Première lounge in Paris-CDG’s Terminal 2E is François-Xavier Lalanne (1927-2008). On display for three months is this bronze and epoxy stone Bélier (Ram), part of his flock of “Stone Sheep,” which includes Brebis (Ewe) and Agneaux (Lambs). Lalanne’s sheep are among his best-known animal works. He liked to create sculptures that combined traditional forms and humor, in the vein of the Surrealists. The Galerie Mitterrand in Paris has been representing Lalanne’s work and that of his wife, Claude, for nearly 30 years. Air France’s close ties with the art world reflects its decidedly contemporary image.


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