1966 – R/C Tortoise – François-Xavier Lalanne (French)


There are a few wonderful period French newsreel clips showing Lalanne's Tortoise and other sculptures found here Gaumont Pathe Archives . You have to be registered (free) and logged in to see the preview.  Search for "lalanne" without the quotes and look at all three clips from 1966-1970.

François-Xavier Lalanne's Radio controlled tortoise (Tortue Bar Angelique).

The Lalannes (Claude and François-Xavier ) have produced some of the most fantastic sculpture over the past 50 years. I particularly like François-Xavier's work, turning zoomorphic objects into pratical works of art! Sadly he died in 2008.

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