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Small Bust on a Plinth (Diego)

Artist:
Alberto Giacometti (Swiss, Borgonovo 1901–1966 Chur)
Date:
1947
Medium:
Painted plaster
Dimensions:
14 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 4 in. (36.8 x 11.4 x 10.2 cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection, 2002
Accession Number:
2002.456.134
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
the artist (1947–48; possibly his gift in February 1948 or sold in December 1948 to Matisse); Pierre Matisse, New York (1948–d. 1989); his widow, Maria Gaetana Matisse, née von Spreti, New York (1989–d. 2001); Pierre and Maria Gaetana Matisse Foundation (2002; gift to MMA)

Heinz Fuchs et al. Alberto Giacometti: Plastiken, Gemälde, Zeichnungen. Exh. cat., Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum. Duisburg, 1977, p. 223, no. 21, ill. p. 145 [bronze cast].

Jacques Dupin and Michel Leiris. Alberto Giacometti. Exh. cat., Fondation Maeght. Saint-Paul-de-Vence, 1978, no. 53 [bronze cast].

Kosme Maria de Baraño et al. Alberto Giacometti. Exh. cat., Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Madrid, 1990, p. 446, no. 193, ill. [bronze cast 6/8].

Suzanne Pagé et al. Alberto Giacometti: Sculptures, peintures, dessins. Exh. cat., Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Paris, 1991, p. 460, no. 94, ill. p. 188 [bronze cast 6/8].

Tahar Ben Jelloun. Alberto Giacometti. Paris, 1991, ill. p. 13 [bronze cast].

Jean-Louis Prat. Alberto Giacometti. Exh. cat., Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Montreal, 1998, p. 97, no. 45, ill. [bronze cast 1/8].

Michael Peppiatt. Alberto Giacometti in Postwar Paris. Exh. cat., Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia. Norwich. U.K., 2001, p. 61, no. 20, ill. and p. 63, no. 22, ill. [bronze cast].

"Departmental Accessions." The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Annual Report for the Year 2003–2004 (November 9, 2004), p. 20.

Sabine Rewald. The American Matisse: The Dealer, His Artists, His Collection. The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection. New York, 2009, pp. 60, 62, 154, ill. p. 61 (color).



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