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    Sale 1995

    Impressionist And Modern Art Day Sale

    7 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 384

    Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966)

    Lampe, modèle (étoile)

    Price Realised  


    Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966)
    Lampe, modèle (étoile)
    bronze with golden brown patina
    Height: 16 1/4 in. (41.3 cm.)
    Designed by Alberto Giacometti for Jean-Michel Frank 1936; this bronze version cast at a later date by Diego Giacometti

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    Douglas Cooper, Monte Carlo (acquired from Alberto or Diego Giacometti).
    William McCarty Cooper, London and Los Angeles (by descent from the above, 1984).
    The William McCarty Cooper Trust (acquired from the above, 1991).
    Gift to the San Fransisco Opera by the Trustee of the above.

    Saleroom Notice

    This work will be included in the Fondation Alberto and Annette Giacometti archives under the number 789.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property Sold to Benefit the San Francisco Opera


    L.D. Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1980, p. 200 (another cast illustrated; titled Lampe-trépied à l'étoile).
    F. Francisci, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1986, vol. I, p. 115 (another cast illustrated, pl. 32; titled Lampe à l'étoile).
    A. Chanaux, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1997, p. 244 (another cast illustrated; titled Lampe-trépied à étoile).
    C. Boutonnet and R. Ortiz, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 2003, p. 42 (other casts illustrated in color; titled Lampe à l'étoile).