ALBERTO GIACOMETTI | FEMME LEONI
Property from an American Private Collection
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ALBERTO GIACOMETTI | FEMME LEONI

Estimate: 20,000,000 - 30,000,000 USD
Property from an American Private Collection

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI | FEMME LEONI

Estimate: 20,000,000 - 30,000,000 USD
Lot sold:25,916,400USD

Description

Property from an American Private Collection

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI

1901 - 1966

FEMME LEONI


Inscribed Alberto Giacometti, inscribed with the foundry mark Susse Fondeur Paris and numbered 3/6

Bronze

Height (including artist's base): 65¾ in.

167 cm

Conceived in 1947; this example cast in 1958. 


The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Comité Giacometti and it is recorded in the Alberto Giacometti database as AGD 4264.

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Provenance

Julian J. Aberbach, New York

Hamilton Gallery, New York

Sir Edward & Lady Hulton, London

Private Collection, Switzerland

Thomas Amann Fine Art, Zurich

Acquired from the above on November 14, 1988

Literature

Alberto Giacometti (exhibition catalogue), Tate Gallery, London, 1965, illustration the plaster in a photograph of the artist’s studio n.p.

Franz Meyer, Alberto Giacometti: Eine Kunst existentieller Wirklichkeit, Stuttgart, 1968, pp. 143 & 169

Reinhold Hohl, Alberto Giacometti, London, 1972, p. 135

Alberto Giacometti Exposition au Japon (exhibition catalogue), Seibu Museum, Tokyo, 1983, illustration in color of another cast pl. 11

Bernard Lamarche-Vadel, Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1984, p. 124

Alberto Giacometti, Skulpturen, Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Graphik (exhibition catalogue), Nationalgalerie, Berlin & Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, 1987-88, illustration of another cast p. 201

Alberto Giacometti (exhibition catalogue), Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, 1990-91, illustration in color of another cast p. 443

Yves Bonnefoy, Alberto Giacometti: A Biography of His Work, Paris, 1991, illustration of another cast p. 336

Alberto Giacometti, sculptures, peintures, dessins (exhibition catalogue), Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris, 1991-92, illustration in color of another cast p. 177

Angela Schneider, Alberto Giacometti: Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, New York, 1994, no. 50, illustration of another cast n.p.

Alberto Giacometti 1901-1966 (exhibition catalogue), Kunsthalle, Vienna & Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, 1996, illustration of another cast p. 159

Alberto Giacometti (exhibition catalogue), Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich & The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2001-02, illustration of another cast p. 154

Alberto Giacometti (exhibition catalogue), Loggetta Lombardesca, Ravenna, 2004-05, illustration of another cast p. 167

L'Atelier d'Alberto Giacometti: The Collection of the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti (exhibition catalogue), Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2007-08, no. 160, illustration of the plaster p. 363

Alberto Giacometti: The Origins of Space (exhibition catalogue), Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg & Museum der Moderne Mönchsberg, Salzburg, 2010-11, illustration of another cast p. 89

Guy Tosatto & Véronique Wiesinger, "La Cage ouverte" in Beaux Quartiers, Grenoble no. H.S., spring 2013, illustration of the plaster p. 32

Giacometti (exhibition catalogue), Tate Modern, London, 2017, illustration the painted plaster p. 213