12 May 2005
Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) for Jean-Michel Frank
'Tete de Femme' A Painted Plaster Floor Lamp, designed 1936
62¾ in. (159.4 cm.) high
Gallery Chodoff, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1960
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cf. D. Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, New York 1986, p. 11 for an illustration of this lamp in bronze.
cf. L. D. Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris 1997, p. 250 for an illustration of this lamp in bronze.
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