Head, c. 1927/1928
Tête

The drawing is an interesting testimony to Giacometti’s quest for an elemental depiction of the head, and attests to the interest in Cubism and African art that leads to the ‘Tête qui regarde’.

Material
Pen in brown on paper
Dimensions
9.3 x 5.8 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Collection of Prints and Drawings, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, 1979
Object number
GS 132
Signature
Inscribed bottom right (in pencil): AG.
Further information
Provenance
  • ab 1979, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), Zürich, Geschenk
  • James Lord (Sammler/-in)
  • Verbleib unbekannt
  • Alberto Giacometti (*1901 Borgonovo bei Stampa, +1966 Chur) (Künstler/-in)