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    Sale 7735

    Impressionist/Modern Evening Sale

    23 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 31

    Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966)

    Buste de Diego sur tige

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966)
    Buste de Diego sur tige
    signed and numbered 'Alberto Giacometti 7/8' (on the back of the base); inscribed with the foundry mark 'Susse Fondeur Paris' (on the left side of the base); stamped with the foundry mark 'Susse Fondeur Paris Cire Perdue' (on the inside of the base)
    bronze with brown and green patina
    Height: 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm.)
    Conceived circa 1952, this bronze version cast in 1981


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    Provenance

    The estate of Annette Giacometti, Paris; sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 28 September 2002, lot 6.
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this work is recorded in the Alberto Giacometti Database under no. 1153.


    Literature

    J. Dupin, Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1962, p. 276 (plaster version illustrated).
    The Alberto Giacometti Database, no. 1153.