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Le Chat by ALBERTO GIACOMETTI

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI

(SWISS, 1901 - 1966)

Le Chat , 1951 , Cast 1955

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Materials:

bronze with dark brown patina

Measurements:

by 32.09 in. (81.50 cm.) (width)

Edition:

2 of 8; 4 of 8

Markings:

signed and numbered 'Alberto Giacometti 2/8' (on the top of the base); inscribed with foundry mark 'Susse Fondeur Paris' (on the side of the base); numbered '4/8' (on the underside)

Literature:

F. Ponge, "Réflexions sur les statuettes, figures et peintures d'Alberto Giacometti" in Cahiers d'Art, no. 444, 1951, p. 74 (plaster version illustrated). E. Scheidegger, Alberto Giacometti: Schriften, Fotos, Zeichnungen, Zürich, 1958, p. 117 (plaster version illustrated). P. Bucarelli, Giacometti, Rome, 1962, no. 45 (another cast illustrated). J. Lord, A Giacometti Portrait, New York, 1965, p. 21. F. Meyer, Alberto Giacometti: Eine Kunst existentieller Wirklichkeit, Zürich, 1968, p. 162. R. Hohl, Alberto Giacometti, Stuttgart, 1971, p. 121 (plaster version illustrated). B. Lamarche-Vadel, Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1984, p. 142, no. 202 (another cast illustrated). T. Ben Jelloun, Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1991, p. 23 (another cast illustrated in color). Y. Bonnefoy, Alberto Giacometti: A Biography of His Work, Paris, 1991, pp. 368-369, no. 342 (another cast illustrated). E. Scheidegger, Alberto Giacometti: Traces d'une amitié, Paris, 1991, p. 110 (another cast illustrated p. 140; plaster versions illustrated, pp. 140-141). Alberto Giacometti: Sculptures, peintures, dessins, exh. cat., Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1991, pp. 232 and 460, no. 132, (another cast illustrated). Martigny, Fondation Pierre Gianadda and New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, De Matisse à Picasso, exh. cat., Zürich, 1994, p. 286 (another cast illustrated in color, p. 287). M. Peppiatt, Alberto Giacometti: Œuvres de la maturité, London, 2002, p. 25 (plaster version illustrated in situ in the artist's studio). E. Scheidegger, Alberto Giacometti: Sculpture in Plaster, Zürich, 2006, pp. 65-67, 110 and 111 (plaster version illustrated in color). E. Scheidegger, Alberto Giacometti: Traces of a Friendship, Zürich, 2013, p. 244, no. 171 (other casts illustrated; plaster version illustrated). The Alberto Giacometti Database, no. 4030.

Provenance:

Galerie Maeght, Paris (acquired from the artist, 1955). Baronne Johanna Lambert, Brussels (acquired from the above, 19 October 1955). By descent from the above to the present owners.

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