Haute Covet: Lalanne Limited-Edition $500,000 Bronze Hippo Bar

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The expression goes, you always want you can't have, and it could not hold more true than our most recent Haute Covet. We have fallen for these incredible limited-edition hippo bars created by the late artist and sculptor François-Xavier Lalanne. The artist created just 8 of these bronzed hippopotamus bars, and each retails for approximately $500,000. Called the ‘Hippopotamus Bar,' the design was created in the early 90s from patinated bronze. A smaller version is available for $100,000.

François-Xavier Lalanne was a painter by training and created his own brand of surrealism. The artist passed at the age of 81 on Dec. 7 at his home in the village of Ury, south of Paris.

Photos courtesy Inthralled.

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