25 June 2008
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF SIMON SAINSBURY
Diego Giacometti (1902-1985)
La table grecque
stamped four times with the signature 'Diego' (on the crossbraces)
bronze with green and brown patina and glass top
Height: 17¼ in. (43.8 cm.)
Width: 40¼ in. (102.2 cm.)
Depth: 32¼ in. (81.8 cm.)
Conceived in 1965
Private collection, New York.
James Kirkman Ltd., London.
Acquired from the above in 1991.
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F. Francisci, Diego Giacometti, Catalogue de l'oeuvre, vol. I, Paris, 1986, p. 78 (another cast illustrated).
D. Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1986, p. 64 (another cast illustrated).
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