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    Sale 2046

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    6 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 280

    Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966)

    Lampadaire modèle "grande feuille", version épaisse

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    Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966)
    Lampadaire modèle "grande feuille", version épaisse
    bronze with brown patina, wired for electricity
    Height: 60¼ in. (153 cm.)
    Designed by Alberto Giacometti for Jean-Michel Frank circa 1933-1934; 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, pp. 158, 160 and 163 (other casts illustrated).
    M. Butor, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1985, pp. 107 and 139 (other casts illustrated).
    L.D. Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Adolphe Chanaux, Paris, 1997, pp. 164, 166 and 169 (other casts illustrated).
    C. Boutonnet and R. Ortiz, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 2003, p. 136 (another cast illustrated in color, p. 134).
    The Alberto Giacometti Database, no. 866.