Hans Stocker (1896–1983)
Alberto Giacometti (Study), 1930
Alberto Giacometti

Hans Stocker was a friend of Alberto Giacometti’s in Paris in the 1920s, and acquired the 1925 self-portrait head from him while it was being executed, probably in exchange for another work (see GS 180). As a result this piece was preserved, the sole survivor from the sculptures made in Paris when Giacometti was studying at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière.

Material
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
55.0 x 46.0 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Myriam Plettener and Jean-Pierre Stocker, 1993
Object number
GS 183
Signature
Inscribed on top, right: Stocker / 30
Further information
Provenance
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), 1993, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), Zürich, 1993, Geschenk
  • Myriam Plettener und Jean-Pierre Stocker (Sammler), bis 1993
  • Hans Stocker (Künstler)