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.

Pencil on paper
49.6 x 31.9 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, 1991
Object number
GS 174
Inscribed bottom right: Alberto Giacometti 54
Further information
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), ab 1991, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), 1991, Geschenk
  • James Lord
  • Alberto Giacometti