Alberto Giacometti - Design Evening Sale New York Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Marc Barbezat, Paris, circa 1966

  • Literature

    René Chavance, "Le cinquième salon des arts de la table au Musée des Arts Décoratifs," Mobilier et Décoration, July 1950, p. 24
    Michel Butor, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1985, p. 102
    Léopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Adolphe Chanaux, Paris, 1997, pp. 45, 164, 168-69, 170, 242
    François Baudot, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1998, pp. 34, 77
    Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank: The Strange and Subtle Luxury of the Parisian Haute-Monde in the Art Deco Period, New York, 2006, pp. 92, 147, 189-90, 206

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot is registered by the Fondation Alberto and Annette Giacometti in the online Alberto Giacometti Database (AGD) under the number 3622.

    Between 1966 and 1969, publisher Marc Barbezat, who founded Editions Barbezat, commissioned furniture and bronze lighting from Diego Giacometti for his apartment on Île Saint-Louis in Paris. The apartment was designed by the architect Pierre Barbe, who was also responsible for the postwar transformation of Villa Cavrois (designed by Robert Mallet-Stevens).


"Feuille" floor lamp

designed circa 1936, later cast
Patinated bronze, glass diffuser, paper shade.
75 5/8 in. (192.1 cm) high including shade
Inside of one leg impressed with AG/16. Together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Giacometti.

$140,000 - 160,000 

Sold for $175,000

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Design Evening Sale

New York Auction 13 December 2016