Small Bust of a Man, c. 1945
Petit buste dʼhomme

At first the bust was created by making a cast of an initial clay model using a two-part negative plaster mould (lost mould). Subsequently, Giacometti reworked most of the surface by adding and removing plaster.

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

Material
Plaster
Dimensions
15.1 x 10.2 x 7.9 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 308
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