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Artist:
Alberto Giacometti, Swiss, b. Borgonovo, 1901–1966  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
12 3/8 × 7 5/8 × 5 1/8 in. (31.5 × 19.3 × 12.9 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
(1926-1927)/(cast 1954-1956)
Provenance:
The Artist
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, to 4 March 1957
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 4 March 1957-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Exhibition History:
DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS. "Sculpture in Our Time: Collected by Joseph H. Hirshhorn," 5 May-23 August 1959, no. 82. (Did not tour.)
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 165.
M. KNOEDLER, New York. "Space and Dream," 5-29 December 1967, catalogue by Robert Goldwater (New York: Walker, 1967), p. 45, ill.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
NATIONALGALERIE, Berlin. "Alberto Giacometti," 9 October 1987-3 January 1988. TOUR: STAATSGALERIE, Stuttgart, 30 January-20 March 1988, no. 17, ill.
KUNSTHALLE VIENNA. "Alberto Giacometti 1901-1966," 24 February-5 May 1996, no. 42, ill. p. 128. TOUR: SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART, Edinburgh, 1 June-22 September 1996, no. 45, ill. p. 139; ROYAL ACADEMY, London, 10 October-1 January 1997.
Published References:
GELDZAHLER, HENRY. "Taste for Modern Sculpture: The Hirshhorn Collection," Art News 61/6 (October 1962), pp. 31, 56.
BRENSON, MICHAEL. "The Early Works of Alberto Giacometti 1925-1935" (Ph.D. diss., Johns Hopkins University, 1974), checklist no. 37, p. 229 (as Construction).
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), no. 341, ill. p. 695.
EVANS, TAMARA, ed. Alberto Giacometti and America (New York: City University of New York, 1984), pp. 99, 104, 107.
BONNEFOY, YVES. Alberto Giacometti: A Biography of His Work, trans. Jean Stewart (Paris: Frammarion, 1991), no. 135, p. 144.
CRESCENZO, CASIMIRO DI. Alberto Giacometti: Early Works in Paris (1922-1930) (New York: Yoshi Gallery, 1994), fig. 33, p. 42.
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.2032
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School:
Surrealism (European)/Postwar European
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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