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    Sale 2046

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    6 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 281

    Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966)

    Lampadaire, modèle (étoile)

    Price Realised  

    Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966)
    Lampadaire, modèle (étoile)
    bronze with brown patina, wired for electricity
    Height: 58 7/8 in. (149.5 cm.)
    Designed by Alberto Giacometti for Jean-Michel Frank circa 1936; this bronze version later cast by Diego Giacometti


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    Provenance

    Louis Broder, Paris (acquired from Diego Giacometti).
    Françoise Dunoyer, Paris (by descent from the above).
    Jeffrey H. Loria & Co., Inc., New York (acquired from the above).
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1998.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private American Collection


    Literature

    L.D. Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Adolphe Chanaux, Paris, 1980, p. 204 (other casts illustrated, pp. 164 and 204).
    M. Butor, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1985, p. 142 (another cast illustrated).
    F. Francisci, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1986, vol. I, p. 115 (another cast illustrated, pl. 31).
    D. Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1986, p. 11 (another cast illustrated in color).
    L.D. Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Adolphe Chanaux, Paris, 1997, pp. 170 and 250 (other casts illustrated).
    F. Baudot, Diego Giacometti, New York, 2001, p. 77 (another cast illustrated in color; dated circa 1950).
    C. Boutonnet and R. Ortiz, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 2003, p. 39 (another cast illustrated in color, p. 38; dated circa 1950).
    The Alberto Giacometti Database, no. 867.