Small Monster II, 1953
Petit monstre II

The figure was created by casting the initial clay or Plasticine model using a two-part negative plaster mould (lost mould). Subsequently, Giacometti slightly reworked the surface by adding plaster. The left side of the base is marked in blue ballpoint with the inscription ‘N° II’; on the underside the figure ‘II’ was scored into the surface following pencil-drawn guide lines.

From 1955, the plaster served as a model for bronze casts made using the sand-casting method. 1980 a documentary plaster cast was produced with the help of a silicon mould.

Material
Plaster
Dimensions
10.4 x 3.4 x 3.4 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 342
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