Lotar I

The photographer Eli Lotar was a long-standing acquaintance of Giacometti’s; in his youth he worked for Georges Bataille’s journal ‘Documents’. In 1929, the very year in which Michel Leiris’s first ground-breaking article about Giacometti was published, so too were Lotar’s photographs from abattoirs.

Towards the end of 1963 he was a regular visitor to the studio; the three busts that Giacometti made of him in 1964–65 mark the conclusion of his life’s work (see GS 373 and GS 415).

25.8 x 28.3 x 14.9 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2002
Object number
GS 250
inscr. at bottom of left shoulder: 4/8 / Alberto Giacometti
Further information
Ex. 4/8
  • ab 2002, Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), Zürich, Leihgabe
  • ab 2002, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), Zürich, Geschenk
  • o.D. – 2002, Bruno und Odette Giacometti, Nachlass
  • Alberto Giacometti (*1901 Borgonovo bei Stampa, +1966 Chur) (Künstler/-in)