Head of Diego, c. 1935
Tête de Diego

The head was created by making a cast of a preceding model using a multi-part negative plaster mould (plaster piece-mould). The preceding model may itself have been a plaster cast of a Plasticine or clay model. The surface displays no evidence of further working. The plaster served as a template for a bronze cast made using the sand-casting method.

Material
Plaster
Dimensions
23.5 x 14.3 x 20.9 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 300
Signature
Not signed
Further information
Provenance
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), ab 2006, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), 2006, Geschenk
  • Bruno und Odette Giacometti, bis 2006, Nachlass
  • Alberto Giacometti