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    Sale 2165

    Impressionist and Modern Day Sale

    7 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 298

    Diego Giacometti (1902-1985)

    L'Autruche

    Price Realised  

    Diego Giacometti (1902-1985)
    L'Autruche
    stamped with signature and monogram 'DIEGO DG' (on the underside of the tail)
    bronze with green and black patina and ostrich egg
    Height: 19½ in. (49.6 cm.)
    Conceived in 1977


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    Provenance

    John Armbruster, Paris.
    The Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis (acquired from the above, June 1989).
    Acquired from the above by the late owner, April 1991.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF CARAL GIMBEL LEBWORTH


    Literature

    F. Francisci, Diego Giacometti, Catalogue de l'oeuvre, Paris, 1986, vol. I, p. 115 (another cast illustrated, p. 20).
    D. Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1986, p. 124 (another cast illustrated in color).
    F. Baudot, Diego Giacometti, New York, 2001, p. 76 (another cast illustrated; another cast illustrated again in color; dated circa 1970).
    D. Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 2005, p. 125 (another cast illustrated, p. 124).