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. Marchessseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1986, p. 148 (another cast illustrated).
Please note that this lamp and the preceeding lot were purchased as a pair from Diego Giacometti by the present owner.
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