14 May 1999
Diego Giacometti (1902-1985)
Lampe au hibou et la coupe
stamped with artist's name and monogram 'DIEGO DG' (on the base)
bronze with black and green patina
Height: 19 in. (49.5 cm.)
Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris (acquired directly from the artist).
Gallery Claude Bernard, Inc., New York.
Donald Morris Gallery, Inc., Birmingham, Michigan (acquired from the above).
Acquired from the above by the present owners on 11 November 1983.
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F. Francisci, Diego Giacometti, Catalogue de l'oeuvre, Paris, 1986, p. 110 (another cast illustrated).
D. Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, New York, 1986, p. 148 (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‘