ALBERTO GIACOMETTI | Grande femme I

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ALBERTO GIACOMETTI
Grande femme I
Inscribed Alberto Giacometti, numbered 2/6 and stamped with the foundry mark Susse Fdrs Paris Cire Perdue
Bronze
Height: 105 ½ in. 268 cm
Conceived and cast in 1960.

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Comité Giacometti and it is recorded in the Alberto Giacometti database as AGD 4263.

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PROVENANCE
Galerie Maeght, Paris
Robert B. Mayer, Chicago (acquired from the above in 1961 and sold: Christie’s, New York, November 14, 1989, lot 82)
Private Collection
Jeffrey Loria, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner on May 25, 1993

EXHIBITED
Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Selections from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Mayer, 1968, no. 22

LITERATURE
Jacques Dupin, Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1963, illustration of another cast p. 291
Alberto Giacometti (exhibition catalogue), Tate Gallery, London, 1965, illustration of another cast n.p.
Alberto Giacometti (exhibition catalogue), The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago; The Los Angeles Museum of Art, Los Angeles & The San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, 1965-66, illustration of another cast n.p.
“Searching for a Kernel of Life” in Newsweek, June 14, 1965, illustration of another cast in color p. 946
David Sylvester, Alberto Giacometti, London, 1965, no. 83, illustration of another cast pl. 33
Jean Leymarie, Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1970, no. 104, illustration of another cast p. 153
Reinhold Hohl, Alberto Giacometti, Lausanne, 1971, illustration of another cast p. 309
Alberto Giacometti, A Retrospective Exhibition (exhibition catalogue), The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1974, illustration of another cast p. 116
Jacques Dupin & Michel Leiris, Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1978, no. 105, illustration of another cast p. 192
James Lord, Giacometti: A Biography, New York, 1983, p. 418
Alberto Giacometti Exposition au Japon (exhibition catalogue), Seibu Museum, Tokyo, 1983, illustration in color of another cast pl. 46
Bernard Lamarche-Vadel, Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1984, illustration of another cast p. 145
Herbert & Mercedes Matter, Alberto Giacometti, New York, 1987, illustration of another cast pp. 150 &156
Alberto Giacometti, Skulpturen, Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Graphik (exhibition catalogue), Nationalgalerie, Berlin & Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, 1987-88, illustration of another cast p. 282
Alberto Giacometti (exhibition catalogue), Galerie Beyeler, Basel, 1989, illustration of another cast p. 72
Yves Bonnefoy, Alberto Giacometti, A Biography of His Work, Paris, 1991, illustration of another cast p. 408
Alberto Giacometti (exhibition catalogue), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 1990-91, illustration in color of another cast p. 535
Angela Schneider, ed., Alberto Giacometti: Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings, New York, 1994, no. 121, illustration of another cast n.p.
Alberto Giacometti. Skulpturer. Mälningar. Teckningar (exhibition catalogue), Konsthall, Malmö, 1994-95, illustration of another cast p. 122
Alberto Giacometti 1901-1966 (exhibition catalogue), Kunsthalle, Vienna & Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 1996, illustration in color of another cast pl. 67 & p. 183
Alberto Giacometti (exhibition catalogue), Bror Hjorth, Konsthall, Liljevalchs 2006-07, illustration of another cast p. 61
Véronique Wiesinger, En perspective, Giacometti, Lyon, 2008, illustrations of another cast pp. 12 & 134
Alberto Giacometti (exhibition catalogue), Kunsthal, Rotterdam, 2008-09, illustration of another cast p. 77
Alberto Giacometti, The Origin of Space (exhibition catalogue), Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg & Museum der Moderne Mönchsberg, Salzburg, 2010-11, illustration of another cast p. 137
Alberto Giacometti. A Retrospective, Museo Picasso, Malaga, 2011-12, illustration of another cast pp. 38 & 266
Alberto Giacometti: The Late Work (exhibition catalogue), Galerie Lympia, Nice, 2017, illustration in color of another cast pp. 126-27
Giacometti (exhibition catalogue), Tate Modern, London, 2017, illustration of another cast p. 272

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