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Alberto Giacometti, Swiss, b. Borgonovo, 1901–1966  Search this
Oil on canvas
21 5/8 × 18 1/8 in. (54.8 × 46 cm)
The artist
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, November 1961-20 February 1962
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 20 February 1962-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Exhibition History:
PIERRE MATISSE GALLERY, New York. Giacometti, 12-30 December 1961, no. 19.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. Alberto Giacometti, 7 June-12 October 1965, no. 99, color plate 103. Tour: ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, 5 November-12 December; LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, 6 January-14 February 1966; SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF ART, 10 March-24 April 1966.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, fig. 778, pp. 526, 695.
FONDATION MAEGHT, St. Paul, France. Alberto Gicometti, 8 July-September 30, 1978, no. 173.
SIDNEY JANIS GALLERY, New York. Alberto Giacometti, 17 September-2 November 1985, no. 16, ill.
MUSEO TAMAYO, Mexico. Giacometti Dynasty, 9 April-15 August 1987. Tour: MIRO FOUNDATION, Barcelona, 17 September-22 November 1987.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Alberto Giacometti 1901-1966," 15 September-13 November 1988, no. 96, p. 222, ill. p. 223. TOUR: SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, 15 December 1988-5 February 1989.
PIERPONT MORGAN LIBRARY, New York. "Pierre Matisse and His Artists," 14 February-19 May 2002, no. 24. p. 72, color ill. p. 73
Published References:
SCHNEIDER, P.E. "His Men Look Like Survivors of a Shipwreck," New York Times Magazine (6 June 1965), p. 34, ill. p. 46.
UNSIGNED. "Searching for the Kernel of Life," Newsweek 65 (14 June 1965): ill. p. 94A.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974): fig. 778, p. 696.
ROSENBERG, HAROLD. Art on the Edge: Creators and Situations (New York: Macmillan, 1975): ill. p. 129.
NEW YORK GRAPHIC SOCIETY. Fiftieth Anniversary Catalog of Fine Art Reproductions (c. 1975): ill.
EVANS, TAMARA S., ed. Alberto Giacometti and America (New York: City University of New York, 1984): p. 104.
WOLFF, THEODORE F. "The Difference between Real and Realistic," The Christian Science Monitor (5 June 1986): n.p., ill.
MATTER, HERBERT (photography) and MERCEDES MATTER (text). Alberto Giacometti (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1987): detail p. 168.
PERL, JED. Paris Without End (San Francisco: North Point Press, 1988): fig. 38, p. 145.
BONNEFOY, YVES. Alberto Giacometti: A Biography of His Work (Paris: Flammarion, 1991): fig. 514, p. 507, ill. p. 509.
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
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Surrealism (European)/Postwar European
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden