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    Sale 2062

    Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    16 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 246

    DIEGO GIACOMETTI (1902-1985)

    'MODÈLE FONDATION MAEGHT' A PATINATED BRONZE CHAIR, DESIGNED 1963

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    DIEGO GIACOMETTI (1902-1985)
    'Modèle Fondation Maeght' A Patinated Bronze Chair, designed 1963
    37 3/8 in. (95 cm.) high


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    cf. M. Butor, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1985, pp. 58, 154 for other casts of this model.
    F. Francisci, Diego Giacometti, Catalogue de l'oeuvre, vol. I, Paris, 1986, p. 71 for another cast of this model.
    D. Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, New York, 1987, pp. 70-71 for other casts of this model.

    Victor Demarquoy was a craftsman employed by the Maeght family to assist artists such as Jean Miro, Alexander Calder and Diego Giacometti in the production of their sculptures. This work is sold with a copy of the letter from M. Demarquoy describing the conception and realization of the chaise.

    Provenance

    Victor Demarquoy, Saint-Paul de Vence, present from the artist.
    Christie's, London, 4 February 2003, lot 307.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED NEW YORK COLLECTION