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Le Chat by ALBERTO GIACOMETTI

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI

(SWISS, 1901 - 1966)

Le Chat , 1951 , Cast 1955

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LOT DETAILS


Materials:

bronze

Measurements:

32.09 in. (81.50 cm.) (height)

Edition:

3 of 8

Description:

Cast in 1955

Markings:

inscribed Alberto Giacometti, numbered 3/8 and with the foundry mark Susse Fondeur Paris

Literature:

Francis Ponge, 'Réflexions sur les statuettes, figures et peintures d'Alberto Giacometti', in . Cahiers d'Art , no. 444, Paris, 1951, plaster illustrated p. 74. . Ernst Scheidegger, . Alberto Giacometti: Schriften, Fotos, Zeichnungen , Zurich, 1958, plaster illustrated p. 117. Palma Bucarelli, . Giacometti , Rome, 1962, another cast illustrated pl. 45. . James Lord, . Giacometti: A Portrait , New York, 1965, p. 21. . Franz Meyer, . Alberto Giacometti: Eine Kunst existentieller Wirklichkeit ,. Stuttgart, 1968, p. 162. . Reinhold Hohl, . Alberto Giacometti , Stuttgart, 1971, plaster illustrated p. 121. . Bernard Lamarche-Vadel, . Alberto Giacometti , Paris, 1984, no. 202, another cast illustrated p. 142. . . Alberto Giacometti, Skulpturen-Gemälde-Zeichnungen-Graphik (exhibition catalogue), Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin & Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, 1987-88, plaster illustrated p. 34. . Yves Bonnefoy, . Alberto Giacometti, A Biography of His Work , Paris, 1991, no. 342, another cast illustrated p. 369; plaster illustrated p. 557. . . Alberto Giacometti, The Artist's Studio (exhibition catalogue), Tate Gallery, Liverpool, 1991, plaster illustrated p. 15. . Ernst Scheidegger, . Traces d'une amitié, Alberto Giacometti , Paris, 1991, another cast illustrated p. 140; plaster illustrated pp. 140-141. . Franz Meyer (ed.), . Alberto Giacometti, Visto por los fotógrafos , Madrid, 2000, plaster illustrated p. 62. . . Alberto Giacometti (exhibition catalogue), The Museum of Modern Art, New York & Kunsthaus, Zurich, 2001-02, plaster illustrated p. 286. . Ernst Scheidegger, . Alberto Giacometti: Sculpture in Plaster , Zurich, 2006, plaster illustrated pp. 65-67. . . L'Atelier d'Alberto Giacometti, Collection de la Fondation Alberto e Annette Giacometti (exhibition catalogue), Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2007-08, plaster illustrated pp. 31 & 347; other casts illustrated pp. 384 & 392. . . Picasso-Giacometti (exhibition catalogue), Musée National Picasso, Paris & The Fire Station, Doha, 2016-17, plaster illustrated in colour p. 164. . . The Alberto Giacometti Database , no. AGD 1469, illustrated (www.fondation-giacometti.fr

Provenance:

Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York (acquired from the artist). . Mr & Mrs Sidney Brody, Los Angeles (acquired from the above on 19th May 1955. Sold by the Estate: Christie's, New York,. Property from the Collection of Mrs. Sidney F. Brody , 4th May 2010, lot 4). . Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

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