24 June 2009
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
Diego Giacometti (1902-1985)
Paire de chenets aux caryatides
bronze with gold patina
Height of male: 20½ in. (52 cm.)
Height of female: 20 1/8 in. (51 cm.)
Conceived circa 1963
Galerie Claude Bernard, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner on 23 January 1987.
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F. Francisci, Diego Giacometti, Catalogue de l'oeuvre, vol. I, Paris, 1986, p. 49 (another cast illustrated).
D. Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1986, p. 134 (another cast illustrated).
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