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

L'homme au doigt

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Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966)
L'homme au doigt
signed and numbered 'A Giacometti 6/6' (on the top of the base); inscribed with foundry mark 'Alexis Rudier Fondeur Paris' (on the back of the base)
bronze with patina and hand-painted by the artist
Height: 69 7/8 in. (177.5 cm.)
Conceived in 1947.
Provenance
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York.
Fred H. and Betty P. Olsen, Guilford, CT (acquired from the above, 1953).
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1 May 1970.
Literature
J. Dupin, Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1963 (another cast illustrated).
R. Hohl, Alberto Giacometti, Lausanne, 1971, p. 308, no. 117 (another cast illustrated).
B. Lamarche-Vadel, Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1984, p. 126, no. 180 (another cast illustrated, p. 127).
J. Lord, Giacometti: A Biography, New York, 1985, p. x (another cast illustrated).
M. and H. Matter, Alberto Giacometti, New York, 1987, p. 218 (another cast illustrated, pp. 58 and 62-63).
A. Schneider, ed., Alberto Giacometti: Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, New York, 1994, no. 49 (another cast illustrated; another cast illustrated in situ, p. 28).
R. Hohl, ed., Giacometti: A Biography in Pictures, New York, 1998, pp. 175 and 179 (another cast illustrated in situ).
E. Scheidegger, Alberto GiacomettiSculpture in Plaster, Zurich, 2006, p. 112 (plaster version illustrated, p. 76).
Exhibited
New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Giacometti & Dubuffet, November 1968, no. 1 (illustrated; illustrated again in situ in the present exhibition).
New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, 20th Century European Art, February-March 1970, no. 37 (illustrated in situ in the present exhibition).
New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, 25 years of Janis, October-November 1973, no. 44 (illustrated; illustrated again in situ in the 1968 and 1970 exhibitions, pls. 176 and 181).
New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Alberto Giacometti: A Retrospective Exhibition, April-June 1974, p. 24, no. 50 (illustrated, p. 84).
New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Giacometti: Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings, Commemorating the Tenth Anniversary of the Death of Alberto Giacometti, January 1976, no. 2 (illustrated; illustrated again in situ in the 1968 and 1973 exhibitions).
New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Alberto Giacometti, September-November 1985, no. 25 (illustrated; illustrated again in situ in the 1968 and 1985 exhibitions).
New York, Acquavella Galleries, Inc., Alberto Giacometti, October-December 1994, p. 111, no. 19 (illustrated in color, p. 49).
Sale Room Notice
Please note the amended provenance:
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York.
Fred H. and Betty P. Olsen, Guilford, CT (acquired from the above, 1953).
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1 May 1970.

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Please note that Christie's has arranged for and will cover all costs associated with the post-sale examination of this Lot in July by the Giacometti Committee for the issuance of its Certificate and the Lot's inclusion in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné.

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