Sketches of Heads
1901 - 1966
Sketches of Heads
Pen and ink on magazine page
22.7 x 13.7 cm (unframed); 50.5 x 38.3 (framed)
Executed after 1954
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Giacometti and is included in the Alberto Giacometti online Database under no. AGD 4123.
This work is in very good condition. The sheet is glued to the support. Very close inspection reveals light folding marks in the lower corners. The ink appears to have discoloured, and there is a possibly old water stain near the left edge. The work has been examined framed.
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James Lord Collection (a gift from the artist)
Helmut Klewan Gallery, Munich
Galerie Biedermann, Munich
Private collection, Switzerland
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Larkin Erdmann Gallery, Alberto Giacometti, Drawings, exh. cat., Zurich, 2018
Zurich, Larkin Erdmann Gallery, Alberto Giacometti, Drawings, 2018
Alberto Giacometti executed this drawing on the magazine Nouvelle revue française no. 17, published on May 1st, 1954. The text refers to The Metamorphosis of the Gods by André Malraux.