Lot 305
  • 305

Diego Giacometti

Estimate
300,000 - 400,000 USD
Sold
3,837,500 USD
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Description

  • Diego Giacometti
  • Table aux personnages
  • Inscribed Diego, stamped Diego and inscribed with the artist's monogram
  • Bronze

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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