2 May 2012
Diego Giacometti (1902-1985)
stamped with signature 'DIEGO' (on the underside of the belly); stamped with monogram (on the underside of the tail)
bronze with brown and green patina and ostrich egg
Height: 21 1/8 in. (53.6 cm.)
Conceived and cast circa 1977
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kolker, New York (acquired from the artist, circa 1977).
De Lorenzo Gallery, New York (acquired from the above, 1985).
Acquired from the above by the present owner, October 1987.
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F. Francisci, Diego Giacometti, Catalogue de l'oeuvre, Paris, 1986, vol. I, p. 20 (another cast illustrated).
D. Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1986, p. 125 (another cast illustrated in color, p. 124).
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