Self-Portrait, c. 1935

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).

Graphite pencil on paper
49 x 31 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Collection of Prints and Drawings, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, 2002
Object number
GS 246
inscr. b. r. with graphite pencil: Alberto Giacometti / 1937.
  • ab 2002, Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), Zürich, Leihgabe
  • ab 2002, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), Zürich, Kauf
  • 2002, Peter Uhlmann (*1935, +2020) (Vermittler/-in), Zürich
  • o.D. – 2002, Paul Matisse (Galerie), Groton MA
  • Verbleib unbekannt
  • Alberto Giacometti (*1901 Borgonovo bei Stampa, +1966 Chur) (Künstler/-in)