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1020

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI | LA CAGE (PREMIÈRE VERSION)

Estimate:

2,800,000

to
- 3,500,000 USD

Property of an International Private Collector

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI | LA CAGE (PREMIÈRE VERSION)

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI | LA CAGE (PREMIÈRE VERSION)

Estimate:

2,800,000

to
- 3,500,000 USD

Property of an International Private Collector

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI

1901 - 1966

LA CAGE (PREMIÈRE VERSION)


Inscribed Alberto Giacometti, numbered 6/8 and inscribed with the foundry mark Susse Fondeur Paris; stamped with the raised foundry mark Susse Fondeur Paris Cire Perdue (on the underside)

Bronze

Height: 35⅞ in.

91 cm

Conceived in 1949-50; this example cast in 1990. 


The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Comité Giacometti and it is recorded in the Alberto Giacometti database as AGD 4245.

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Private Collection, Paris

Galerie Beyeler, Basel

Private Collection (and sold: Sotheby’s, New York, May 11, 1999, lot 146)

Acquired at the above sale

Letter from Giacometti to Pierre Matisse, in Alberto Giacometti (exhibition catalogue), Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, 1950, mentioned p. 10

Alberto Giacometti (exhibition catalogue), Galerie Beyeler, Basel, 1989, illustration of another cast pp. 42-43

Ernst Beyeler & William Rubin, et al., Fondation Beyeler, Munich & New York, 1997, no. 43, another cast catalogued p. 311

Michael Peppiatt, Alberto Giacometti in Postwar Paris, New Haven & London, 2001, illustration of another cast p. 68

Alberto Giacometti (exhibition catalogue), Loggetta Lombardesca, Ravenna, 2004-05, illustration of another cast p. 24

The Women of Giacometti (exhibition catalogue), Pace Wildenstein, New York & Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, 2005-06, illustration of another cast p. 65 

Véronique Wiesinger & Bo Nilsson, Alberto Giacometti. Partial reprint with corrections, Stockholm, 2006, illustration of another cast p. 51

Véronique Wiesinger & Bo Nilsson, Alberto Giacometti. Bror Hjorth, Stockholm, 2006, illustration of another cast p. 50

Alberto Giacometti (exhibition catalogue), The Tokyo Shimbun, Tokyo, 2006, illustration of another cast p. 106

Raum. Orte der Kunst (exhibition catalogue), Akademie der Künste, Berlin & Verlag für moderne Kunst, Nuremberg, 2007, illustration of another cast p. 240

Véronique Wiesinger, Giacometti. La Figure au défi, Paris, 2007, illustration of the plaster p. 58

L'Atelier d'Alberto Giacometti: The Collection of the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti (exhibition catalogue), Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2007-08, no. 226, illustration of the painted plaster p. 143

Véronique Wiesinger & Charlotte van Lingen, Alberto Giacometti, Harderwijk, 2008, illustration of another cast p. 120

Alberto Giacometti: The Origins of Space (exhibition catalogue), Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg & Museum der Moderne Mönchsberg, Salzburg, 2010-11, illustration of another cast pp. 30 & 117

Sartre, Alberto Giacometti, Sao Paulo, 2012, illustration of another cast p. 42

David Ekserdjian, Bronze, London, 2012, illustration of another cast p. 242

Véronique Wiesinger, Giacometti, Sao Paulo, 2012, illustration of another cast pp. 110-11

Alberto Giacometti. A Retrospective (exhibition catalogue), Museo Picasso, Malaga 2012, illustration of another cast p. 259

The Desire for Freedom (exhibition catalogue), Berlin Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin & Sandstein Verlag, Dresden, 2012, illustrations of another cast pls. 177-78 & p. 316

Guy Tosatto & Véronique Wiesinger, "La Cage ouverte" in Beaux Quartiers, Grenoble, no. H.S., Spring 2013, illustration of another cast p. 25

Alberto Giacometti. Espace, tête, figure (exhibition catalogue), Actes Sud, Arles; Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris & Musée de Grenoble, Grenoble, 2013, illustration of another cast p. 37

Timothy Mathews, Alberto Giacometti, London, 2014, illustrations of another cast pl. 1 & p. 18

Giacometti Without End (exhibition catalogue), Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong, 2014, illustration of another cast p. 57

Giacometti (exhibition catalogue), Tate Modern, London, 2017, illustrations of the plaster pp. 223-23

London, The Royal Academy of Arts, Alberto Giacometti, 1901-1966, 1994-95

Hiroshima, Prefectural Art Museum; Shizuoka, Prefectural Museum of Art & Ashikaga, Museum of Art, Alberto Giacometti, 1997, no. 21