拍品 16
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阿爾伯托·賈柯梅蒂

估價
1,500,000 - 2,000,000 USD
已售出
1,215,000 USD
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描述

  • 阿爾伯托·賈柯梅蒂
  • 《迪亞哥(方形底座上的頭像)》
  • 款識:藝術家銘刻簽名Alberto Giacometti、標記6/6並蓋Susse Fondeur Paris鑄造廠印章
  • 青銅
Conceived in 1958.

來源

馬格畫廊,巴黎(購自1960年)
佩斯畫廊,紐約(購自1965年)
現藏家1994年4月29日購自上述畫廊

出版

雅克·杜賓,《阿爾伯托·賈柯梅蒂》,巴黎,1962年,品號不詳,277頁,載石膏模圖

展覽圖錄,巴黎,龐畢度中心,《阿爾伯托·賈柯梅蒂的工作室:阿爾伯托及安妮特·賈柯梅蒂基金會收藏》,2007-08年,193頁,品號223,載石膏模彩圖

拍品資料及來源

The present work is an iconic rendering of Giacometti's younger brother Diego, arguably his most important model, who played a central role in the artist's personal and professional life. Diego devoted a major part of his own artistic career to assisting Alberto with his sculpture and supervising the casting of his bronzes. By the early 1950s, Alberto had gained considerable critical recognition in Paris and had amassed a broad clientele, while Diego had just begun to design his bronze furniture, which would finally make him famous in his own right. Well aware of his younger brother's talent, Alberto encouraged Diego to pursue his own career. Nevertheless, Alberto relied heavily upon his brother's expertise and recognized him as indispensable in the production of numerous innovative sculptures. The present work from 1958 provides one of Alberto's more realistic portrayals of his brother's features, calling attention to the complexity of the human psyche and the transfixing, psychological power of the younger man's gaze.

Discussing the sculptures executed during this period, Yves Bonnefoy wrote: "These sculpted faces compel one to face them as if one were speaking to the person, meeting his eyes and thereby understanding better the compression, the narrowing that Giacometti imposed on the chin or the nose or the general shape of the skull. This was the period when Giacometti was most strongly conscious of the fact that the inside of the plaster or clay mass which he modeled was something inert, undifferentiated, nocturnal, that it betrays the life he sought to represent, and that he must therefore strive to eliminate this purely spatial dimension by constricting the material to fit the most prominent characteristics of the face. This is exactly what he achieves with amazing vigor when, occasionally, he gave Diego's face a blade-like narrowness - drawing seems to have eliminated the plaster, the head has escaped from space - and demands therefore that the spectator stand in front of the sculpture as he did himself, disregarding the back and sides of his model and as bound to a face-to-face relationship." (Y. Bonnefoy, Alberto Giacometti, A Biography of his Work, Paris, 1991, p. 432)

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