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.

Oil on canvas
55 x 46 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Myriam Plettener and Jean-Pierre Stocker, 1993
Object number
GS 183
inscr. u. r.: Stocker / 30; on verso on stretcher: Alb. Giacometti (Etude)
  • 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)