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Le Nez
1947 | Steel Bronze Iron
81.3×72.4×38 cm
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Description Alberto Giacometti Alberto Giacometti 1901-1966 Le Nez "nose" Inscribed Giacometti, numbered 6/6 and inscribed with the foundry mark Susse Fondeur Paris Recognition: the artist inscribed Giacometti and marked 6/6; inscribed the foundry seal Susse Fondeur Paris bronze, steel and iron Bronze, steel and iron 32 by 28 ½ by 15 in. 32 x 28 ½ x 15 inches 81.3 by 72.4 by 38 cm Conceived in 1947; this version conceived in 1949 and cast in 1965. The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Comité Giacometti and it is recorded in the Alberto Giacometti database as AGD 4329. The Giacometti Committee has provided certification for this work, and it has been entered into the Alberto Giacometti database, number AGD 4329. Condition Report To request a condition report for this lot, please contact Kelsey.Leonard@sothebys.com . Provenance Estate of the artist Private Collection Private Collection Galerie Kornfeld, Bern, 26 June 1992, lot 30 Private Collection (acquired at the above sale) Galerie Beyeler, Basel Gagosian Gallery, New York Acquired by the present owner from the above on 28 November 1994 Artists Art Heritage Management Committee personal collection personal collection Ryefield Gallery Auction House, Byrne, June 26, 1992, lot 30 Private collection (acquired from the above auction) Bejle Gallery, Basel Gagosian Gallery, New York Acquired from the above gallery on November 28, 1994 by the present owner Literature Jacques Dupin, Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1962, p. 236, illustrated (plaster) Palma Bucarelli, Alberto Giacometti, Rome, 1962, pls. 23-24, illustrated (plasters) Exh. Cat., London, Tate Gallery, Alberto Giacometti, Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings 1913-65, 1965, pl. 16, illustrated (plaster) Franz Meyer, Alberto Giacometti: Eine Kunst existentieller Wirklichkeit, Stuttgart, 1968, p. 12, illustrated (plaster) Carlo Huber, Alberto Giacometti, Zurich, 1970, p. 90 Reinhold Hohl, Alberto Giacometti, Stuttgart, 1971, p. 120, illustrated (plaster) Exh. Cat., New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Alberto Giacometti: A Retrospective Exhibition, 1974, p. 85, illustrated (another cast) Exh. Cat., Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, Jerusalem, The Israel Museum and traveling; Alberto Giacometti, The Milton D. Ratner Family Collection, 1974-75, pp. 10, 39, illustrated (another cast) Exh. Cat., Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Fondation Maeght, Alberto Giacometti, 1978, pl. 44, illustrated in color (another cast) Bernard Lamarche-Vadel, Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1984, p. 131, illustrated (plaster) Exh. Cat., Martigny, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Alberto Giacometti, 1986, pp. 185, 268, illustrated (another cast) Exh. Cat., Mexico City, Centro Cultural Arte Contemporaneo, Giacometti, Giovanni 1868-1933, Augusto 1877-1947, Alberto 1901-1966, Diego 1902-1985, 1987, p. 24, illustrated (another cast) Exh. Cat., Washington, D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Alberto Giacometti 1901-1966, 1988-89, p. 125, illustrated (another cast) Yves Bonnefoy, Alberto Giacometti, A Biography of His Work, Paris, 1991, p. 293, illustrated (another cast); p. 295, illustrated (plaster) Exh. Cat., New York, Gagosian Gallery, Giacometti Sculpture, 1993, p. 16, illustrated in color (another cast) Angela Schneider, ed., Alberto Giacometti, Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, Munich and New York, 1994, pl. 44, illustrated Yves Bonnefoy, Alberto Giacometti, New York, 2001, illustrated in color (another cast) Exh. Cat., Zurich, Kunsthaus and New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Alberto Giacometti, 2001-02, p. 147, illustrated (plaster), p. 275, illustrated (another cast) Exh. Cat., Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou, L’Atelier d’Alberto Giacometti. Collection de la Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, 2007-08, pp. 136-39, illustrated (plaster and another cast) Beaux Arts, Boulogne-Billancourt, May 2009, p. 20, illustrated in color (another cast) Exh. Cat., Geneva, Musée d’art et d’histoire and Musée Rath, Alberto Giacometti, 2009-10, p. 171, illustrated (another cast) Exh. Cat., New York, Eykyn Maclean Gallery, In Giacometti’s Studio—An Intimate Portrait, 2010, p. 41, illustrated (another cast) Exh. Cat., Wolfsburg, Kunstmuseum and Salzburg, Museum der Moderne Mönchsberg, Alberto Giacometti The Origin of Space, 2010-11, pp. 48 and 81, illustrated in color (another cast) Exh. Cat., London, Gagosian Gallery, Alberto Giacometti Yves Klein In Search of the Absolute, 2016, vol. I, pp. 86, 138, illustrated in color (another cast); vol. II, p. 152, illustrated in color (another cast) Exh. Cat., London, Tate Modern, Giacometti, 2017, pp. 206-07, illustrated (plaster) Exh. Cat., New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Giacometti, 2018, p. 85 and on the cover, illustrated in color (another cast) Jacques Dupont, "Alberto Giacometti", Paris, 1962, p. 236, pictured as a plaster mold Palma Bucarelli, "Alberto Giacometti", Rome, 1962, plates 23-24, pictured as plaster mold Exhibition Catalogue, London, Tate Gallery, "Alberto Giacometti: Sculptures, Oil Paintings, and Drawings 1913-65", 1965, platter 16, contains a plaster mold Franz Meyer, "Alberto Giacometti: The Art of Existential Reality", Stuttgart, 1968, p. 12, with the picture as a plaster cast Carlo Huber, "Alberto Giacometti", Zurich, 1970, p. 90 Reihar Hall, "Alberto Giacometti", Stuttgart, 1971, p. 120, with the picture as a plaster mold Exhibition Catalogue, New York, Guggenheim Museum, "Alberto Giacometti Retrospective", 1974, page 85, with the picture as another version Exhibition Catalogue, Chicago, Chicago Art Museum; Jerusalem, Israel Museum and Tour Exhibition, "Alberto Giacometti: The Milton D. Ratner Family Collection", 1974-75, pages 10 and 39, with pictures For another version Exhibition catalogue, Sao Paulo de Vence, Maag Foundation, "Alberto Giacometti", 1978, pl. 44, with color picture as another version Bernard Lamarche Vadell, "Alberto Giacometti", Paris, 1984, p. 131, pictured as a plaster mold Exhibition catalogue, Martini, Pier Giannada Foundation, "Alberto Giacometti", 1986, pages 185 and 268, the picture is another version Exhibition Catalogue, Mexico City, Contemporary Art and Culture Center, "The Giacometti Family: Giovanni (1868-1933), Augusto (1877-1947), Alberto (1901-1966), Diego (1902-1985)", 1987, p. 24, the picture is another version Exhibition catalog, Washington, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, "Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966)", 1988-89, p. 125, The picture is another version Yves Bonafoix, "Alberto Giacometti: A Collection", Paris, 1991, p. 293, picture is another version; p. 295, picture is plaster mold Exhibition catalogue, Gagosian Gallery, New York, "Giacometti Sculpture", 1993, page 16, with color picture as another version Angela Schneider (ed.), "Alberto Giacometti: Sculptures, Oil Paintings and Drawings", Munich and New York, 1994, pl. 44, with picture Yves Bonafoix, "Alberto Giacometti", New York, 2001, with color picture as another version Exhibition Catalogue, Zurich, Art Museum; New York, Museum of Modern Art, "Alberto Giacometti", 2001-02, p. 147, containing a plaster mold; p. 275, containing another version Exhibition catalog, Paris, Centre Pompidou, "Alberto Giacometti's Studio: Collection of the Alberto and Annette Giacometti Foundation", 2007-08, pp. 136-39 , The picture is a plaster mold and another version "Fine Arts", Boulogne Billancourt, May 2009, p. 20, with color picture as another version Exhibition catalogue, Geneva, Museum of Art and History, Latte Art Museum, "Alberto Giacometti", 2009-10, p. 171, with the picture as another version Exhibition Catalogue, New York, Aikin McLean Gallery, "In Giacometti's Atelier: A Closer Look", 2010, page 41, attached as another version Exhibition catalogue, Wolfsburg, Art Museum; Salzburg, Monks Hill Modern Museum, "Alberto Giacometti: The Origin of Space", 2010-11, pages 48 and 81, with color pictures as separate One version Exhibition Catalogue, Gagosian Gallery, London, "Alberto Giacometti and Yves Klein, Searching for the Absolute", 2016, Volume I, pages 86 and 138, with color pictures as another version; Book II, page 152, contains the color picture for another edition Exhibition Catalogue, London, Tate Modern Art Gallery, "Giacometti", 2017, pages 206-07, with pictures as plaster molds Exhibition catalogue, New York, Guggenheim Museum, "Giacometti", 2018, page 85 and cover, with color picture as another version Exhibited Tokyo, The Seibu Museum of Art, Alberto Giacometti Exposition au Japon, 1983, no. 12, illustrated in the catalogue Martigny, Fondation Pierre Gianadda, Alberto Giacometti, 1986, no. 87, illustrated in the catalogue West Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz & Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie, Alberto Giacometti: Skulpturen—Gemälde—Zeichnungen—Graphik, 1987-88, no. 72, illustrated in the catalogue Paris, Musée d’Art Modern de la Ville de Paris, 1991-92, no. 90, illustrated in the catalogue London, Royal Academy of Arts, Alberto Giacometti 1901-1966, 1996-97, no. 242, illustrated in the catalogue Seibu Museum of Art, Tokyo, "Alberto Giacometti Japan Exhibition", 1983, Item No. 12, catalog and picture Martini, Pier Giannada Foundation, "Alberto Giacometti", 1986, Item No. 87, catalogue West Berlin, National Gallery, Prussian National Cultural Heritage Museum; Stuttgart, National Gallery, "Alberto Giacometti: Sculpture, Painting, Drawing, Graphic Design", 1987-88, Item No. 72, catalogue and image Paris, Paris City Museum of Modern Art, 1991-92, Item No. 90, catalogue and picture London, Royal College of Art, "Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966)", 1996-97, article number 242, catalogue
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