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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARIA TERESA MATARAZZO

Diego Giacometti
TABLE AUX PERSONNAGES
Estimate
300,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 3,837,500 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARIA TERESA MATARAZZO

Diego Giacometti
TABLE AUX PERSONNAGES
Estimate
300,000400,000
LOT SOLD. 3,837,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Diego Giacometti
1902 - 1985
TABLE AUX PERSONNAGES
Inscribed Diego, stamped Diego and inscribed with the artist's monogram
Bronze
29 1/4 by 66 5/8 by 66 3/4 in.
74.2 by 169.2 by 169.5 cm
Conceived and cast circa 1976-78; this work is one of at least two known examples. Another Table aux personnages is known to be in the collection of Hubert de Givenchy.
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Provenance

Francisco (Baby) Matarazzo Pignatari, Brazil (acquired directly from the artist)
Thence by descent

Catalogue Note

Diego Giacometti is perhaps best known as the frequent model for his brother Alberto’s sculptures, paintings and drawings. He assisted Alberto in the construction and creation of the latter’s sculptures and from 1930 onward worked with him to create commissions for Jean-Michel Frank, the acclaimed French interior designer. Diego continued to work alongside Alberto until the latter’s death in 1966. Diego would devote the remainder of his life to the decorative arts. As Robert Wernick writes, “Diego had very clear and simple ideas of what furniture should be like: simple, practical, comfortable, solid. What he built happened to also have a strength and grace, a wiriness and self-assurance that set it apart from any other furniture” (quoted in Françoise Francisci, Diego Giacometti, Catalogue de l’oeuvre, vol. I, Paris, 1986, p. 20).

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