Four Figurines on a Stand , 1950
Quatre figurines sur base

In this work, Giacometti sought to capture in depth the appearance of four female dancers at a great distance, while the counterpart, ‘Quatre femmes sur socle’ (see GS 039), evokes the unsettling proximity of the same women.

Material
Bronze, patinated in a golden tone, figures painted
Dimensions
162 x 41.5 x 32 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, 1965
Object number
GS 040
Signature
Inscribed on base, right: 1/6 A. Giacometti; on back: Alexis Rudier / Fondeur Paris
Further information
Ex. 1/6
Provenance
  • ab 1965, Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), Zürich, Leihgabe
  • ab 1965, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), Zürich, Übernahme
  • 1963, Alberto Giacometti-Syndikat, Zürich, Kauf
  • 1963, Galerie Beyeler (Galerie), Basel, Kauf
  • 1955 – o.D., G. David Thompson (*1899 Newark, OH, +1965 Pittsburgh, PA) (Sammler/-in), Pittsburgh
  • 1950 – 1955, Pierre Matisse Gallery (Galerie), New York
  • Alberto Giacometti (*1901 Borgonovo bei Stampa, +1966 Chur) (Künstler/-in)