Portrait James Lord, 1954
Portrait James Lord

The writer and biographer James Lord came to Europe as a GI and returned after the war to Paris, where he met Giacometti. In 1964 he published a highly illuminating account of the genesis of his portrait, followed in 1985 by his comprehensive, meticulously researched and therefore largely reliable biography of Giacometti.

Material
Graphite pencil on paper
Dimensions
49.6 x 31.9 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Collection of Prints and Drawings, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, 1991
Object number
GS 174
Signature
Inscribed bottom right: Alberto Giacometti 54
Further information
Provenance
  • ab 1991, Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), Zürich, Leihgabe
  • ab 1991, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), Zürich, Geschenk
  • frühestens ab 1954 – 1991, James Lord (*1922 Englewood NJ, +2009 Paris) (Sammler/-in)
  • Alberto Giacometti (*1901 Borgonovo bei Stampa, +1966 Chur) (Künstler/-in)