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PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Diego Giacometti
LA DOMPTEUSE, PIED DE LAMPE
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 35,000 GBP
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303

PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTION

Diego Giacometti
LA DOMPTEUSE, PIED DE LAMPE
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 35,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Diego Giacometti
1902 - 1985
LA DOMPTEUSE, PIED DE LAMPE

Provenance

Private Collection, Europe (acquired directly from the artist in 1979; sale: Christie's, New York, 12th November 1997, lot 308)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Literature

Françoise Francisci, Diego Giacometti, Catalogue de l'œuvre, Paris, 1968, vol. I, illustration of another cast pp. 40-41
Adrien Maeght (ed.), Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1985, illustrations of another cast pp. 53
Michel Butor, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1985, illustration of another cast n.p.
Daniel Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1986, illustration of a plaster version p. 59, illustration of another cast p. 61
Le Bestiaire de Diego Giacometti (exhibition catalogue), Galerie L'Arc en Seine, Paris, 1997, n.n., illustration of another cast p. 35 
Christian Boutonnet & Rafael Ortiz, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 2003, illustration of another cast p. 89

Catalogue Note

The previous owner of La Dompteuse, pied de lampe acquired the work directly from the artist. Both men were involved in the art world, moved in the same social circles and frequented the same cafés in Paris. Soon collector and artist struck a close friendship and they would meet regularly to go for walks, to the theatre or visit mutual friends. The former recalls his first encounter with Diego: How intimidated I was to meet this ‘monstrès sacrès’! It took me three years after I was reacquainted with Diego to find the courage to acquire a work from him or to ask him to create works for my home.’ Describing their relationship he said: ‘Our friendship was unique. I have never encountered the same simplicity and affection with others as I did with Diego.’

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