Self-Portrait, c. 1935
Autoportrait

Later labelled ‘1937’, this work is the most impressive of a number of similar portraits created in 1935. Seemingly the change of direction reawakened Giacometti’s need to interrogate his own features for the first time since 1925. He subsequently engraved a similar self-portrait on the ‘Cube’ (see GS 025 and GS 298).

Material
Pencil on paper
Dimensions
49.0 x 31.0 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, 2002
Object number
GS 246
Signature
Inscribed bottom right: Alberto Giacometti / 1937.
Further information
Provenance