116
116
Diego Giacometti
PAIR OF LES DOMPTEUSES TABLE LAMPS, CIRCA 1960
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 100,000 EUR
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116
Diego Giacometti
PAIR OF LES DOMPTEUSES TABLE LAMPS, CIRCA 1960
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 100,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Design

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Paris

Diego Giacometti
PAIR OF LES DOMPTEUSES TABLE LAMPS, CIRCA 1960
patinated bronze
Both signed Diego on the base
Height : 49,5 cm and 49 cm ; 19 1/2 and 19 1/4 in.
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist
Collection Robert Lebel and thence by descent

Literature

Michel Butor, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1985, pp. 53 and 89
Françoise Francisci, Diego Giacometti, Catalogue de l'oeuvre, Paris, 1986, n.p.
Daniel Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1986, pp. 59 and 60-61
Diego Giacometti, Möbel und Objekte aus Bronze, exhibition catalogue, Museum Bellerive, Zürich, June 16 - September 4, 1988, p. 80
Jacqueline von Sprecher, Diego Giacometti, tritt aus dem Schatten, Zürich, 2007, pp. 114-116

Catalogue Note

Robert Lebel (1901-1986) was a friend and an advocate of the Surrealist artists. Art critic, poet, novelist, he met André Breton, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Jacques Lacan and Claude Levi-Strauss. He frequented Alberto and Diego Giacometti, and acquired from the latter this pair of lamps.
In 2016, the Pompidou Museum paid tribute to this "great researcher mind" by dedicating an exhibition to him.

Design

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Paris