Figures, 1926/1927
Personnages

‘Personnages’ is a one-off, and one of the few bronzes from the pre-war period. Here Giacometti breaks the group of figures down into individual elemental bodies linked together by rods and tubes like parts in a machine. The work was inspired by the Cubist sculptures of Jacques Lipchitz and Henri Laurens and also probably by the paintings of Fernand Léger.

Material
Bronze
Dimensions
26.0 x 20.0 x 15.0 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, 1965
Object number
GS 006
Signature
Foundry mark on plinth back, left : CIRE / C VALSUANI / PERDUE
Further information
Provenance
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), frühestens ab 1965, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), Zürich, frühestens ab 1965, Übernahme
  • Alberto Giacometti-Syndikat, 1963, Kauf
  • Kunsthandel, Galerie Beyeler, Basel, 1963, Kauf
  • Sammlung G. David Thompson, 1953
  • Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York
  • Alberto Giacometti