14 May 1999
Diego Giacometti (1902-1985)
La table-carcasse: modle la chauve-souris
stamped with artist's name and monogram 'DIEGO DG' (on the cross brace)
bronze with green patina and glass
Height: 16 in. (42.6 cm.)
Width: 51 in. (130.2 cm.)
Depth: 33 in. (85.7 cm.)
Designed circa 1979
Marie-Claude Tubiana, Paris.
Acquired from the above by the present owners on 6 February 1984.
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D. Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, New York, 1986, p. 109 (another cast illustrated).
The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘