Standing Woman No. 11, 1956
Femme debout no. 11

Due to technical necessities, some of Giacometti's larger plasters had to be divided into several parts before they could be made into bronze castings at the foundry. In order to preserve the original substance of the plasters, the respective works owned by the Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung are usually not reassembled permanently.

ʻFemme debout no. 11ʼ was created by casting the initial clay model using a two-part negative plaster mould (lost mould). Subsequently, Giacometti heavily reworked the surface by adding and removing plaster and signed it in pencil on the back of the base at right: 1957/Alberto Giacometti.

From 1957, the plaster served as a template for bronze casts. Initially using lost wax casting, later using sand casting. In the foundry, the work was coated with yellow-brown sealant and release agent prior to the making of the gelatine mould.

Plaster, coated with sealant and release agent
72.7 x 24 x 18.1 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 350
inscr. on the base at rear right: 1957 / Alberto Giacometti
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), ab 2006, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), 2006, Geschenk
  • Bruno und Odette Giacometti, Nachlass
  • Alberto Giacometti