5 May 2005
Diego Giacometti (1902-1985)
Lampe au hiboux
stamped 'DIEGO DG' (on the side of the base)
bronze with green patina
Height: 19 7/8 in. (50.5 cm.)
Conceived circa 1980; this bronze version cast by 1982
Acquired from the artist by the present owner, circa 1982.
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D. Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1986, p. 148 (another cast illustrated).
C. Boutonnet and R. Ortiz, Diego Giacometti, exh. cat., Paris, 2003, p. 85 (another cast illustrated in color, p. 84).
Please note that this lamp and the following lot were purchased as a pair from Diego Giacometti by the present owner.
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