2006 Lucianne Lassalle Stoneware and Pewter Torso Statue of Man


A stunning rough modelled brown stoneware, near life-size torso of a nude man by the acclaimed sculptor Lucianne Lassalle.

The statue comprises the body trunk, from just below the shoulders to just above the commencement of the legs. The shape and muscle structure of the body has been very well achieved. The top has been capped with a moulded pewter sheet. The statue is signed on the side of the hip L.L. with the date 2006. The piece was commissioned for Cotehele House, by the National Trust. We are also selling a similar one of a woman, as a separate listing.

Lucianne Lassale was born in Paris in 1960 and now lives in Bristol, England. She has made sculpture since she was a child. She grew up in a bohemian artistic environment, where her mother was a potter, her father a painter and her Aunt was the muse Sylvette David for Picasso in 1953.

The human form has always been Lassalle’s passion. It holds endless possibilities albeit just as a pure sculptural form, or as a socio-political reflection or comment. Living in Bristol has had a big impact on her recent work, streaming a flow of urban realities, reflecting particularly the street culture in the city today. Leading her investigation into the vulnerabilities and vibrancy of human nature, here urban myths are grafted on to the archetypes of ancient Abrahamic and Greco/Roman mythologies.

Size: 34 x 25 x 62.5 cm (13 ½ x 10 x 24 ½ inches)
Weight: 14.06kg