Cubist Composition (Two Heads), 1926
Composition cubiste. Deux têtes

Probably the first larger-scale sculpture by Giacometti in the Cubist style, the work only became known in 1991, when the original plaster from Diego Giacometti’s estate (now in the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris) was cast in bronze. The main element is an attempt to symbolically depict the act of seeing and is a precursor of ‘Tête qui regarde’ (see GS 010).

Material
Bronze
Dimensions
66.5 x 45.5 x 40.0 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Ernst Beyeler, 1991
Object number
GS 179
Signature
Inscribed on the back, left: Alberto Giacometti 8/8 / Susse Fondeur Paris
Further information
Ex. 8/8
Provenance
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), ab 1991, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), Zürich, 1991, Kauf
  • Ernst Beyeler (Sammler), bis 1991
  • Alberto Giacometti