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Property from an Important European Collection

Alberto Giacometti

Femme de Venise VIII

Auction Closed

November 14, 01:23 AM GMT


12,000,000 - 18,000,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from an Important European Collection

Alberto Giacometti

1901 - 1966

Femme de Venise VIII

inscribed Alberto Giacometti, numbered 0/6 and inscribed with the foundry mark Susse Fondeur Paris; stamped with the foundry mark Susse Fondeur Paris Cire Perdue (on the interior)


height: 122 cm. 48 in.

Conceived in 1956; this example cast in bronze by Susse Fondeur in 1973.

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Comité Giacometti and it is recorded in the Alberto Giacometti database as AGD 4488.

Estate of the artist

Thomas Gibson Fine Art, Ltd., London (acquired from the above)

Galerie Jan Krugier, Geneva (acquired from the above)

Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1987

Raoul-Jean Moulin, Giacometti Sculptures, New York, 1964, no. 16, illustration of another cast

Reinhold Hohl, Giacometti, Lausanne, 1971, pp. 119 and 204, illustrations of another cast

Bernard Lamarche-Vadel, Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1984, no. 206, p. 144, illustration of another cast

Charles Juliet, Giacometti, Paris, 1985, p. 91, illustration of another cast

Herbert Matter, Alberto Giacometti, New York, 1987, pp. 119 and 121, illustrations of another cast

Yves Bonnefoy, Alberto Giacometti, A Biography of His Work, Paris, 1991, no. 379, p. 402, illustration of another cast

Ernst Scheidegger, Traces of a Friendship. Alberto Giacometti, Zurich, 2001, p. 146, illustration of another cast