5 November 2003
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION
Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) and Diego Giacometti (1902-1985)
Lampadaire à l'étoile
bronze with brown and green patina, wired for electricity
Height: 58½ in. (148.5 cm.)
Designed by Alberto Giacometti for Jean-Michel Frank circa 1936; this bronze version cast by Diego Giacometti at a later date
Heinz Berggruen, Paris (acquired from Diego Giacometti).
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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L.D. Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1980, p. 204 (another cast illustrated).
D. Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1986, p. 11 (another cast illustrated).
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