Annette, 1951

Giacometti met Annette Arm (Geneva 1923–Paris 1993) in Geneva during the war in 1943. From 1946 onwards she shared his frugal life in Paris and became his most important model, after Diego. The couple married in the French capital on 19 July 1949, and from then on Annette also regularly accompanied Alberto to Stampa. Here she is seated in the spartan studio at Rue Hippolyte-Maindron.

Oil on canvas
81 x 65 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, 1965
Object number
GS 065
inscr. b. l.: Alberto Giacometti 1951
  • ab 1965, Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), Zürich, Leihgabe
  • ab 1965, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), Zürich, Übereignung
  • 1963, Alberto Giacometti-Syndikat, Zürich, Kauf
  • 1963, Galerie Beyeler (Galerie), Basel, Kauf
  • G. David Thompson (*1899 Newark, OH, +1965 Pittsburgh, PA) (Sammler/-in)
  • Pierre Matisse Gallery (Galerie), New York
  • Alberto Giacometti (*1901 Borgonovo bei Stampa, +1966 Chur) (Künstler/-in)