16 May 2001
'Albatross', A Plaster Sculpture
Designed by Alberto Giacometti in collaboration with Diego Giacometti, 1927
In the form of a stylised albatross
23 5/8in. (60cm.) high; 65 3/8in. (166cm.) long
Madame Alice Cerf.
Thence by descent.
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Cf: Léopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1980, p. 207
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