Lot 65
  • 65

Diego Giacometti

Estimate
250,000 - 350,000 CHF
Sold
387,000 CHF
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Description

  • Diego Giacometti
  • Pair of "Fauteuil à têtes de lionnes" armchairs
  • Patinated bronze and wrought iron with fabric cushions

Provenance

Private collection, Switzerland (directly from the artist to the family of the present owner)

Exhibited

Milano, Fondazione Antonio Mazzotta / Mannheim, Städtische Kunsthalle, I Giacometti. Giovanni, Augusto, Alberto, Diego, Bruno. la valle. il mondo, 2000

Literature

Michel Butor, Diego Giacometti, Paris 1985, cf. pp. 116, p. 131 and p. 139
François Francisci, Diego Giacometti, catalogue de l'oeuvre, Paris 1986, cf. p. 70
Daniel Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris 1986, cf. p. 83, p. 177 and p. 192
Diego Giacometti. Möbel und Objekte aus Bronze, exhibtion catalogue, Museum Bellerive, Zurich 1988, cf. p. 16, no. 3
François Baudot, Diego Giacometti, Paris 1998, cf. p. 75
I Giacometti. Giovanni, Augusto, Alberto, Diego, Bruno. la valle. il mondo, exhibition catalogue, Fondazione Antonio Mazzatta/Städtische Kunsthalle, Milano 2000, p. 243, ill. (in colour), (Sedia a braccioli "Testa di leone", 1979) 
Jacqueline von Sprecher, Diego Giacometti, tritt aus dem Schatten, Zurich 2007, cf. pp. 49 and p. 106

Catalogue Note

These chairs are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity by Denis Vincenot.

Beginning in the 1950s Diego Giacometti started creating his poetic bronze furniture welded together by hand and composed much like works of art. The two wonderful and elegant chairs, featuring bronze ornaments as well as lion heads resting on their armrests, are reminiscent of the materialization of his brother Alberto’s sculptures. With the present works Diego Giacometti created two perfectly shaped chairs which rank among the most beautiful Design objects of the 20th century.

Ab den fünfziger Jahren stellte Diego Giacometti seine poetischen und von Hand zusammengeschweissten Bronzemöbel her, die wie Kunstwerke gestaltet sind. Die beiden wunderbaren und eleganten Bronzestühle mit den seitlichen Löwenköpfen an den Armlehnen und den weiteren Ornamenten sowie die fein gebauten Bronzeelemente erinnern in ihrer Materialisierung an Plastiken seines Bruders Alberto. Diego Giacometti hat mit diesen beiden Stühlen zwei formvollendete Objekte geschaffen, die zum Schönsten gehören was das Design des 20. Jahrhunderts hervorgebracht hat.

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