Standing Woman, 1928/1929
Femme debout

The strict frontality that distinguishes this disc sculpture from the others and the diaphanous character achieved through the effect of a force acting on the membrane from behind and almost striding through it, look ahead to the phantasmal character of the late sculptures. The figuration harks back to the ‘Femme cuillère’ (see GS 008).

Material
Bronze
Dimensions
39.5 x 16.5 x 8.0 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, 1983
Object number
GS 159
Signature
Inscribed on the base, on the back: Alberto Giacometti 3/6; on the left side: Susse Fondeur Paris
Further information
Ex. 3/6; this is a late cast of an original plaster from 1970–71.
Provenance
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), ab 1983, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), Zürich, Geschenk des Kantons Zürich an die Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, 1983
  • Kanton Zürich, Zürich, Kauf
  • Privatsammlung, USA
  • The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York
  • Alberto Giacometti