5 May 2004
PROPERTY FROM A PALM BEACH COLLECTION
Diego Giacometti (1902-1985)
Deux lampes au chien et au fauchon
bronze with brown and green patina and brown patina; wired for electricity
Height: 12¾ in. (32.4 cm.) and 13 in. (33 cm.)
Conceived circa 1965; these bronze versions cast by 1979 (2)
Acquired by the family of the present owner, by 1979.
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F. Francisci, Diego Giacometti, Catalogue de l'oeuvre, Paris, 1986, vol. I, p. 115 (another cast illustrated, p. 28).
C. Boutonnet and R. Ortiz, Diego Giacometti, exh. cat., Paris, 2003, p. 85 (another cast illustrated in color).
Two lamps in one lot (2).
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