23 June 2016,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 68,500
Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000
Diego Giacometti (1902-1985)
signed and inscribed 'Diego Epreuve de Jacques Goddet' (on the top of the base); inscribed with the foundry mark 'Susse Fondeur Paris' (on the side of the base)
bronze with gold patina
Height: 3 7/8 in. (10 cm.)
Length: 14 1/8 in. (36 cm.)
Conceived circa 1960; this version cast under the control of the artist at a later date in an edition of 19 for a cinematic award
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Jacques Goddet, celebrated sports journalist and director of the Tour de France from 1936-1986, a gift from the artist, and thence by descent.
D. Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 2005, p. 126 (another cast illustrated).
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