105
105
Alberto Giacometti
CONSOLE
Estimate
700,0001,000,000
LOT SOLD. 735,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
105
Alberto Giacometti
CONSOLE
Estimate
700,0001,000,000
LOT SOLD. 735,000 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
CONSOLE
Gilt plaster over wood
32 1/8  by 51 3/8  by 20 in.
81.6 by 130.5 by 50.8 cm
Executed in 1939 for the Rockefeller 810 Fifth Avenue apartment.
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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 AGD4052.

Provenance

Commissioned directly from the artist by Jean-Michel Frank for Nelson Rockefeller in 1939

Literature

Van Day Truex, "Jean-Michel-Frank Remembered," in Architectural Digest, September-October 1976, illustrated p. 74 
Malcolm N. Carter, "Nelson Rockefeller: 'I know exactly what I like'," in ARTnews, May 1978, illustrated p. 116 
Léopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1980, illustrated pp. 45 & 210
Dorothy Canning Miller, ed., The Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection: Masterpieces of Modern Art, New York, 1981, illustrated on the cover
Léopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1997, illustrated p. 45 & 258
John Loring, "Nelson Rockefeller's Fifth Avenue Apartment: Recalling the Residence of the Notable Politician and Philanthropist," in Architectural Digest, April 2001, illustrated p. 106 
Anne Bony, Furniture & Interiors of the 1940s, Paris, 2002, illustrated n.p.
Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 2006, illustrated pp. 185 & 186
Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank: The Strange and Subtle Luxury of the Parisian Haute-Monde in the Art Deco Period, Paris, 2006, illustrated pp. 185 & 186
Jean-Michel Frank: Un Décorateur dans les Paris des Années 30
 (exhibition catalogue), Fondation Pierre Bergé Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, 2009, illustrated p. 67 

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

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New York