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Alberto Giacometti, Swiss, b. Borgonovo, 1901–1966  Search this
Bronze and paint
9 1/4 × 16 7/8 × 5 3/4 in. (23.5 × 42.6 × 14.5 cm)
(1929)/(cast 1959-1960)
Galerie Lawrence (Lawrence Rubin), Paris, late 1959-early 1960
Peridot Gallery, New York, to 24 January 1961
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 24 January 1961-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Exhibition History:
[Possibly PERIDOT GALLERY, New York. "Paintings and Sculpture," 19 December 1960-14 January 1961.]
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "Alberto Giacometti," 9 June-12 October 1965, no. 6, ill. p. 35. TOUR: ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, 5 November-12 December 1965; LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, 11 January-20 February 1966; SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF ART, 10 March-24 April.
Hampshire. "Sculpture in Our Century: Selections from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 25 May-9 July 1967, no. 20, ill. p. 19.
M. KNOEDLER, New York. "Space and Dream," 5-29 December 1967.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "Dada, Surrealism and Their Heritage," 27- March-9 June 1968, catalogue by William Rubin, no. 123, p. 234. TOUR: LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, 16 July-8 September 1968; ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, 19 October-8 December 1968.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, Washington, DC. "One Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Institution," 26 September 1971-31 January 1972.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART. "The Spirit of Surrealism," 3 October-25 November 1979, no. 72, ill. pp. 123, 173.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Alberto Giacometti 1901-1966," 15 September-13 November 1988, no. 13, p. 88, ill. p. 89. TOUR: SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, 15 December 1988-5 February 1989.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA, Canberra. "Surrealism: Revolution By Night," 12 March-2 May 1993, colorpl. p. 42, cat. no. 101, p. 320. TOUR: QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY, South Brisbane, 21 May-11 July 1993; ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES, Sydney, 30 July-19 September.
HIROSHIMA PREFECTURAL ART MUSEUM, Japan. "Alberto Giacometti," 18 February-23 March 1997, no. 9, colorpl. p. 57. TOUR: SHIZUOKA PREFECTURAL MUSEUM, 11 April-25 May; ASHIKAGA MUSEUM OF ART, 7 June-21 July.
MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Canada. "Alberto Giacometti," 18 June-18 October 1998.
TATE MODERN, London. "Surrealism: Desire Unbound," 20 September 2001-1 January 2002. TOUR: METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, New York, 6 February-12 May 2002.
CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU, Paris. "Surrealism and the Object," 30 October 2013-3 March 2014.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to New York," 29 October 2015-15 February 2016, fig. 27, color ill. p. 38; p. 185.
Published References:
GELDZAHLER, HENRY. "Taste for Modern Sculpture: The Hirshhorn Collection," Art News 61/6 (October 1962), p. 56, ill. p. 31.
READ, HERBERT. A Concise History of Modern Sculpture (New York: Praeger, 1964), p. 293, no. 140, ill. p. 144.
ADREANE, CHRISTOPHER. "Dada and the Surrealists," Christian Science Monitor 60 (27 April 1968), p. 9, ill.
BRENSON, MICHAEL. The Early Work of Alberto Giacometti 1925-1935 (Ph.D diss. Johns Hopkins University, 1974), checklist no. 53, p. 234, fig. 26.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), ill. 401, p. 288, p. 695.
WOOTEN, DICK. "Spirit of Surrealism," Cleveland Press (21 September 1979), ill.
HAMMACHER, A. M. Phantoms of the Imagination: Fantasy in Art and Literature from Blake to Dali (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1981), no. 319, p. 343.
EVANS, TAMARA, ed. Alberto Giacometti and America (New York: City University of New York, 1984), pp. 99, 104, 107.
OTTINGER, DIDIER, ed. Dictionnaire de l’objet surréaliste (Éditions Gallimard/Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2013), pp. 131-133, 309.
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
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