Large Bust of Diego from Life, c. 1951
Grand buste de Diego dʼaprès nature

The bust was created by casting the initial clay model using a two-part negative plaster mould (lost mould). Giacometti subsequently reworked the bust by adding and removing plaster and applied a few strokes of red and black paint to the face neck areas.

No subsequent moulds were made from this plaster, meaning that it did not serve as a template for a bronze cast.

Material
Plaster, partially painted
Dimensions
41.5 x 38.5 x 23.4 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 312
Signature
Not signed
Further information
Provenance
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), ab 2006, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), 2006, Geschenk
  • Bruno und Odette Giacometti, Nachlass
  • Alberto Giacometti