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Provenance

Gift 1934 from the artist to Julien Levy [1906-1981], New York; his third wife and widow, Jean Farley Levy [d. 2003], Bridgewater, Connecticut; sold 1986 through (Zabriskie Gallery, New York) to Raymond D. Nasher [1921-2007], Dallas; gift 1991 to NGA.


Exhibition History
1934
Abstract Sculpture by Alberto Giacometti, Julien Levy Gallery, New York, 1934, no. 2.
1945
Alberto Giacometti, Art of This Century, New York, 1945, no. 2.
1948
Alberto Giacometti: Exhibition of Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York, 1948, no. 10.
1955
Giacometti, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1955, unnumbered catalogue.
1965
Alberto Giacometti, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1965, no. 13, repro.
1968
Dada, Surrealism, and Their Heritage, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1968, no. 128, repro.
1986
1936 Surrealism: Objects, Photographs, Collages, Documents, Zabriskie Gallery, New York, 1986, unnumbered catalogue, repro.
1987
A Century of Modern Sculpture: The Patsy and Raymond Nasher Collection, Dallas Museum of Art; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1987-1988, no. 27A, repro.
1991
Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1991, 332-333, color repro.
1992
Transform: BildObjektSkulptur im 20. Jahrhundert, Kunstmuseum Basel, 1992.
1994
Alberto Giacometti: A Loan Exhibition, Acquavella Galleries, New York, 1994, no. 4.
1996
A Century of Sculpture: The Nasher Collection, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York, 1997
2001
Alberto Giacometti, Kunsthaus Zürich; The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2001-2002, no. 54, repro.
2005
The Imagery of Chess: Revisited, The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, Long Island City, 2005-2006, fig. 14.
2009
Giacometti, Fondation Beyeler, Basel, 2009, no. 41, repro..
2010
Atlas. How to Carry the World on One's Back?, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe; Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg, 2010-2011, unnumbered catalogue, repro. (shown only in Madrid).
2013
Giacometti: Terrenos de juego, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Instituto de Cultura, Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid, 2013, no. 25, repro.
Bibliography
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 101, repro.