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Simone De Beauvoir by ALBERTO GIACOMETTI

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI

(SWISS, 1901 - 1966)

Simone De Beauvoir , 1946 - 1988

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Materials:

bronze with green and brown patina

Measurements:

5.24 in. (13.30 cm.) (height)

Edition:

2 of 8

Markings:

signed and numbered 'A. Giacometti 2/8' (on the left side of the base); inscribed with foundry mark 'Susse Fondeur Paris' (on the back of the base)

Literature:

L. Wilson, Alberto Giacometti: Myth, Magic, and the Man, New Haven, 2003, p. 201 (series discussed). V. Wiesinger, Giacometti, São Paulo, 2012, p. 257 (plaster version illustrated in situ in the artist's studio, p. 256; another cast illustrated in color, p. 257). J. Pissarro, Alberto Giacometti, Yves Klein: In Search of the Absolute, exh. cat., Gagosian Gallery, London, 2016 (another cast illustrated in situ in the artist's studio, fig. 5). The Alberto Giacometti Database, no. 4113.

Provenance:

Annette Giacometti, Paris. Thomas Gibson Fine Art Ltd., London (acquired from the above). Acquired from the above by the present owner, 4 October 1988.

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