Large Head of Diego, 1954
Grande Tête de Diego

This unusually large bust of Giacometti’s brother Diego is the most pronounced example of the contrast between the wide, flat profile view and the very narrow front-on aspect. Executed in 1955, the cast has a particularly fine patina; the plaster is held in the Fondation Giacometti in Paris.

Material
Bronze
Dimensions
65 x 39.5 x 24.5 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, 1965
Object number
GS 051
Signature
Inscribed on the back, bottom right: Alberto Giacometti 4/6; left: Susse Fondeur Paris
Further information
Ex. 3/6
Provenance
  • ab 1965, Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), Zürich, Leihgabe
  • ab 1965, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), Zürich, Übereignung
  • 1963, Alberto Giacometti-Syndikat, Zürich, Kauf
  • 1963, Galerie Beyeler (Galerie), Basel, Kauf
  • G. David Thompson (*1899 Newark, OH, +1965 Pittsburgh, PA) (Sammler/-in)
  • Verbleib unbekannt
  • wohl, Galerie Maeght (Galerie), Paris
  • Alberto Giacometti (*1901 Borgonovo bei Stampa, +1966 Chur) (Künstler/-in)