THE EUROPEAN AVANT-GARDE: A PRIVATE FAMILY COLLECTION
1901 - 1966
inscribed Alberto Giacometti, numbered 5/8 and inscribed Susse fondeur Paris
height: 72cm., 28⅜in.
Conceived in 1956-57 and cast in bronze in an edition of 8. This example was cast in 1958.
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Comité Giacometti and it is recorded in the Alberto Giacometti database under number AGD4134.
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York (acquired in December 1958)
Harold Diamond, New York
Private Collection, Hong Kong (acquired from the above)
Bernstein und Waddington Gallery Ltd., Zurich (acquired from the above)
Acquired from the above in 1986
J. Dupin, ‘Giacometti, sculpteur et peintre’, in Cahiers d’Art, 1954, the plaster illustrated p. 46
D. Chevalier, ‘Alberto Giacometti ou l’intransigeance de l’absolu’, in Vie des arts, no. 47, Summer 1967, another cast illustrated p. 31
P. Mazars, ‘Bourdelle, le grand Bourdelle’, in Le Figaro, 23rd July 1974