28 February 2018
Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966)
Tête d’homme (Diego)
signed ‘Alberto Giacometti.’ (lower right)
pencil on paper
10 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. (26 x 21 cm.)
Drawn circa 1955
Walter Bick, Toronto.
Anonymous sale, Galerie Kornfeld, Bern, 15 June 2007, no. 45.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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The Alberto Giacometti Database, no. 3690.
‘The head is what matters. The rest of the body plays the part of antennae making life possible for people and life itself is inside the skull.’
A. Giacometti, quoted in Y. Bonnefoy, Alberto Giacometti: A Biography of His Work, Paris, 1991, p. 377.
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