23 June 2009
Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966)
Buste de Diego sur tige
signed and numbered 'Alberto Giacometti 7/8' (on the back of the base); inscribed with the foundry mark 'Susse Fondeur Paris' (on the left side of the base); stamped with the foundry mark 'Susse Fondeur Paris Cire Perdue' (on the inside of the base)
bronze with brown and green patina
Height: 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm.)
Conceived circa 1952, this bronze version cast in 1981
The estate of Annette Giacometti, Paris; sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 28 September 2002, lot 6.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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J. Dupin, Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1962, p. 276 (plaster version illustrated).
The Alberto Giacometti Database, no. 1153.
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Please note that this work is recorded in the Alberto Giacometti Database under no. 1153.
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