Disagreeable Object, to Be Thrown Away, 1931
Objet désagréable, à jeter

The Surrealists sought to close the gap between art and life, allowing imagined objects to invade everyday existence and expose its fantastical character. Fittingly, Giacometti demonstratively dispenses with the substructure in these ‘objets sans base’.

Material
Plaster
Dimensions
22 x 22 x 29 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2005
Object number
GS 260
Signature
Not signed
Further information
Provenance
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), ab 2005, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), Zürich, 2005, Geschenk
  • Bruno und Odette Giacometti, 1935–2005, Hochzeitsgeschenk von Alberto Giacometti
  • Alberto Giacometti