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Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966)
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Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966)

James Lord

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Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966)
James Lord
signed and dated 'Alberto Giacometti 1964' (lower right)
oil on canvas
45 ¾ x 31 ¾ in. (115.9 x 80.6 cm.)
Painted in 1964
Provenance
James Lord, Paris (gift from the artist, by 1965).
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1990.
Literature
J. Lord, A Giacometti Portrait, New York, 1965.
B. Lamarche-Vadel, Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1984, p. 98, no. 140 (illustrated).
A. Kuenzi, ed., Alberto Giacometti, exh. cat., Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Martigny, 1986, pp. 186-197 (illustrated, p. 193; illustrated in various states, pp. 188-191; illustrated in situ, p. 192).
Y. Bonnefoy, Alberto Giacometti: A Biography of His Work, Paris, 1991, p. 379, no. 353 (illustrated in color; various states illustrated, pp. 377-378).
J. Lord, Picasso and Dora: A Personal Memoir, New York, 1993, p. 331.
A. Lambirth, "Giacometti: Leaving His Mark" in RA Magazine, issue 52, autumn 1996, p. 43 (illustrated).
A. González, Alberto Giacometti: Works, Writings, Interviews, Barcelona, 2006, p. 122 (illustrated in color).
The Alberto Giacometti Database, no. 3528.
Exhibited
Pittsburgh, Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute, The 1964 Pittsburgh International Exhibition of Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, October 1964-January 1965, no. 222 (titled Figure).
New York, The Museum of Modern Art; The Art Institute of Chicago; Los Angeles County Museum of Art and San Francisco Museum of Art, Alberto Giacometti, June 1965-April 1966, p. 117, no. 106.
New York, Acquavella Galleries, Alberto Giacometti: A Loan Exhibition, October-December 1994, p. 100, no. 70 (illustrated in color).
Edinburgh, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and London, The Royal Academy of Arts, Alberto Giacometti, June 1996-January 1997, p. 190, no. 234 (illustrated; illustrated in color, pl. 77).
London, Thomas Gibson Fine Art, Ltd. and London, Lefevre Fine Art, Ltd., Alberto Giacometti: Paintings and Drawings from Private Collections, November-December 2004, p. 26 (illustrated in color, p. 27).
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Please note correct provenance for this lot is:
James Lord, Paris (gift from the artist, by 1965).
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1990.

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