Otto Charles Bänninger (1897–1973)
Bust of Alberto Giacometti, 1927
Büste Alberto Giacometti

When Giacometti arrived in Paris in 1922 Charles Bänninger had already left the Académie de la Grande Chaumière and was working with Antoine Bourdelle in his studio.

The head was cast in bronze; one example can be found in the Bündner Kunstmuseum in Chur.

Material
Plaster
Dimensions
41.0 x 21.0 x 26.5 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 1988
Object number
GS 164
Signature
Inscribed on the base of the neck, right side of the back (incised): OB. Paris 1927; on the back of the base: O. Bäninger (pencil)
Further information
Provenance
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), ab 1988, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), Zürich, 1988, Geschenk
  • Bruno und Odette Giacometti, bis 1988
  • Otto Charles Bänninger (Künstler)