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James and a Les Lalanne sculpture.

I could not resist sharing one more of my favorites from the Park Avenue exhibition of Lalanne sculptures. This one is called “Wapiti” (Shawnee word for “white rump”) and depicts a six point bull elk looking over its shoulder. The symbolic strength of the elk has made it a popular image for centuries, and at scale this piece makes quite a statement. My mentor Albert Hadley had a 19th century life size stag by J.W.Fiske & Co. to compliment his sublime garden in Southport Connecticut, and I think I’ll have to follow suit with one of these lovely stylized Lelanne sculptures in my garden.

Stopping to admire this brilliant work, I’m sporting a pieced cognac suede jacket, a red feather weight micro ribbed cashmere turtleneck sweater, gray flannel pants, blue leather cap toe slip on shoes and a brown suede and leather satchel all by Gucci an over sized silk paisley scarf in blues, reds, browns, fuchsia by Etro – sunglasses are by Tom Ford.

23 Comments

  1. Pink Cinnamon says:

    lovely…….

  2. Mara Helmrich von Elgott says:

    Dear James,

    Would love to have one of these sculptures in my garden.

    Best Regards,

    Mara

  3. Pearl Hammond says:

    Lalanne´s work is absolutely fabulous!

    Pearl

  4. Paper Doll says:

    Love the way the elk is looking at you!

  5. Lola Montes says:

    Qué lindo me encanta la forma como posas al lado de la escultura, es simplemente genial, Lalanne estaría muy contento de verte!

    Lola

  6. Jackie@Dollhouse says:

    Would love to have many of these in my garden but in pink!

  7. Edie B. says:

    This is absolutely gorgeus! Does Lalanne have racoon sculptures too?

    You look uber fantastic my dear James

    Edie

  8. Tom Cavendish says:

    Love the etro scarf!

    hugs,

    Tom

  9. Dean says:

    James, C’est Magnifique !

    Dean

  10. The Elk is fantastic, but the sheep (goats?) in the background look pretty cool too.
    You really show the city in a wonderful light.

  11. Christiane von Könemann says:

    Sehr schöne James, ich mag Lalanne sehr gern, aber Dich doch viel mehr!

    Hab einen schönen Nachmittag

    Alles Liebe

    Deine Christiane

  12. Christian Fuchs says:

    Dear James,

    Thank you for sharing with us your wonderful lifestyle! You look great.

    Hugs

    Christian

  13. Super Trooper says:

    The elk reminds me of Christmas…….lovely photo

    ST

  14. Freiin von Spiering says:

    Sehr schön James! Du suchst Dir immer die besten Plätze aus!

    Marie Freiin von Spiering

  15. Maria La Torre says:

    Me encanta, luces magnífico acompañado por esa maravillosa escultura…….

    besos

    Maria

  16. Muy agradecida says:

    you are so amazing James!

  17. rubymelt says:

    Love it! This site is incredibly inspiring as well as informational. You are truly my new favorite blogger!

  18. David says:

    Keepin’ it real with the elk James!

  19. Secret Admirer says:

    Hello my dear, you look beautiful as usual, did the elk tell you something? He is looking at you as if he wanted to say something important…….

  20. Absolutely in Love says:

    I absolutely adore it!

  21. Bruno says:

    I don’t have any other word that came out from my mouth than PERFECT!

    That’s it, it’s perfect!

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