9 November 2000
Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966)
Tête de Méduse
bronze with dark brown patina
Height: 9½ in. (24.2 cm.)
Designed by Alberto Giacometti in 1935 for Jean-Michel Frank; this bronze version cast at a later date by Diego Giacometti
Diego Giacometti, Paris.
James Lord, Paris (acquired from the above).
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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L.D. Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1997, p. 239 (plaster version illustrated).
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