Small Bust of Annette, c. 1946
Petit Buste dʼAnnette

The bust was created by casting the initial clay model using a two-part negative plaster mould (lost mould). The head and base were fashioned separately and then joined together. Subsequently, Giacometti reworked most of the surface by adding and removing plaster.

At the instigation of Annette Giacometti the plaster served as a template for bronze casts made using the sand-casting method from 1972. In the foundry, a yellowish sealant and talcum as a release agent were applied prior to sand casting.

Plaster, coated with sealant
16.2 x 13.6 x 8.9 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 306
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich, ab 2006, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), 2006, Geschenk
  • Bruno und Odette Giacometti, bis 2006
  • Alberto Giacometti