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Inscription

Inscribed, top rear of bottom base: Alberto Giacometti / 1935; on rear face of bottom base: 3/6 / Alexis.Rudier / Fondeur.Paris

Marks and Labels

FM: Alexis Rudier

Provenance

Acquired c. 1948 from the artist by Jacques Ulmann, Paris; acquired 1968 by (Galerie Beyeler, Basel);[1] sold 1973 to NGA.

Exhibition History

1955
Albert Giacometti: Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, Arts Council Gallery, London, 1955.
1966
Giacometti, Kunsthalle Basel, 1966, no. 31.
1969
Alberto Giacometti, Orangerie de Tuileries, Paris, 1969-1970, no. 32, repro.
1970
Riksutställningar/Nr 125: Surrealism? surrealism x surrealism x surrealism = surrealism3, Moderna Museet Stockholm; Göteborgs Konsthalle; Sundsvalls Museum; Malmö Museum, 1970, no. 35, repro.
1971
Metamorphose des Dinges, Palais des Beaux-Art, Brussels; Mus. Boymans-Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Nationalgalerie, Berlin; Palazzo Reale, Milan; Kunsthall Basel, Musée des art décoratifs, Paris, 1971-1972, no. 47, repro.
1974
Alberto Giacometti: A Retrospective Exhibition, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1974, no. 33, repro.
1974
Recent Acquisitions and Promised Gifts: Sculpture, Drawings, Prints, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1974, no. XIV, repro.
1977
Best of Fifty, The Taft Museum, Cincinnati, 1977, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
1978
Aspects of Twentieth-Century Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978-1979, no. 61, repro.
1987
Alberto Giacometti, Nationalgalerie, Berlin; Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, 1987-1988, no. 58, repro.
2001
Surrealism: Desire Unbound, Tate Modern, London; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2001-2002, unnumbered catalogue, fig. 54 (shown only in London).

Bibliography

1929
Einstein, Carl. "Aphorismes Méthodiques." In Documents I, no. 1 (1 April 1929): 32-34.
1971
Russel, John. "Der surrealistische Gegenstand." In Metamorphose des Dinges: Kunst und Antikunst 1910-1970. Exh. cat. 6 venues, 1971-1972. Brussels, 1971: 90-103.
1978
Alberto Giacometti: A Retrospective Exhibition. Exh. cat. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1978: 22, 26, 71.
1984
Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 649, no. 1029, repro.
1990
Barañano, Kosme María de. Alberto Giacometti. Exh. cat., Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, 1990: 83-84, 400-401.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 100, repro.

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