4 November 2004
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF MARIA-GAETANA MATISSE, SOLD FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) and Diego Giacometti (1902-1985)
Lampe 'grand bougeoir'
bronze with golden brown patina; wired for electricity
Height: 13¼ in. (33.6 cm.)
Conceived circa 1957
Pierre Matisse, New York (acquired from Diego Giacometti).
By descent from the above to the late owner.
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C. Boutonnet and R. Ortiz, Diego Giacometti, exh. cat., Paris, 2002, p. 36 (another cast illustrated in color).
The Comité Giacometti confirms the authenticity of this work. It will be included in the catalogue raisonné being prepared by the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti.
This lamp was conceived circa 1937.
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