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Alberto Giacometti
"GRECQUE" TABLE LAMP
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 471,000 USD
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103
Alberto Giacometti
"GRECQUE" TABLE LAMP
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 471,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

A Modernist Vision: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller

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Alberto Giacometti
1901 - 1966
"GRECQUE" TABLE LAMP
Gilt bronze 
Height (not including fixture): 19 1/8 in.
48.6 cm
Conceived circa 1937 and cast by 1968.
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Comité Giacometti and it is recorded in the Alberto Giacometti database under number AGD4035.

Provenance

Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above in 1968

Literature

Roger Lannes, "Exégèse poétique de Jean-Michel Frank," in Art et Décoration, January 1939, illustration of another cast in plaster p. 6 
Van Day Truex, "Jean-Michel-Frank Remembered," in Architectural Digest, September-October 1976, illustration of one Rockefeller example pp. 74-75 
Malcolm N. Carter, "Nelson Rockefeller: 'I know exactly what I like'," in ARTnews, May 1978, illustration of one Rockefeller example p. 115 
Léopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1980, illustration of another cast in plaster pp. 160-61 
Léopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1997, illustration of another cast in plaster pp. 166-67 
John Loring, "Nelson Rockefeller's Fifth Avenue Apartment: Recalling the Residence of the Notable Politician and Philanthropist," in Architectural Digest, April 2001, illustration of one Rockefeller example p. 106
Christian Boutonnet, Diego Giacometti (exhibition catalogue), Galerie L'Arc en Seine, Paris, 2003, illustrations of other casts in plaster and earthenware pp. 31 & 44 
Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 2006, illustration of another cast p. 45
Jean-Michel Frank: Un Décorateur dans les Paris des Années 30 (exhibition catalogue), Fondation Pierre Bergé Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, 2009, illustration of one Rockefeller example p. 67 

A Modernist Vision: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller

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New York