Alberto Giacometti - Design New York Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, United Kingdom, acquired by 1958
    Thence by descent
    Sotheby's, London, "Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale," June 20, 2019, lot 348
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Michel Butor, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1985, p. 59
    Françoise Francisci, Diego Giacometti: Catalogue de l’œuvre, Volume I, Paris, 1986, pp. 26-27
    Daniel Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1986, pp. 11, 35
    Diego Giacometti, Möbel und Objekte aus Bronze, exh. cat., Museum Bellrive, Zurich, 1988, p. 30
    Christian Boutonnet and Rafael Ortiz, Diego Giacometti, exh. cat., L'Arc en Seine, Paris, 2003, p. 35

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot is registered by the Fondation Alberto and Annette Giacometti in the online Alberto Giacometti Database (AGD) under the number AGD 4094.

Property of a Lady


"Tête de femme" table lamp

designed circa 1934, later cast
Patinated bronze, fabric shade.
Height of cast: 19 7/8 in. (50.5 cm), including shade: 30 1/2 in. (77.5 cm) high
Base signed and impressed AG 35. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Giacometti.

$120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for $325,000

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New York Auction 29 July 2020