Small Bust on a Double Base, c. 1940/1941
Petit Buste sur double socle

Ever since 1938, Alberto had been trying to capture the feeling of sudden awareness of an acquaintance in the distance. Up until 1946 he continued pursuing this unachievable project of inscribing faraway vision into a sculpture. He tried making the figures smaller and smaller while placing them on disproportionately large bases in an attempt to suggest distance, as with the frame of a picture.

11.2 x 6 x 5.8 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Dr. Anton H. Bucher and other members of the Board of Trustees, 1995
Object number
GS 184
inscr. b. l.: A. Giacometti 3/8
Further information
Ex. 3/8
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), ab 1995, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), Zürich, Geschenk von Anton Bucher und weiteren Mitgliedern des Stiftungsrats, 1995
  • Heinz Löw, Seltisberg, bis 1995
  • Provenienz, Alberto Giacometti (*1901 Borgonovo bei Stampa, +1966 Chur) (Künstler/-in)