Bruno as a Child, c. 1917
Bruno als Kind

This head, made at the request of Annette Giacometti, was created posthumously and was intended as a ‘Plâtre de conservation’ or backup copy. It was cast from the initial Plasticine model using a silicon mould and documents the condition of the Plasticine model after being restored to repair damage. This piece exhibits slight deviations, particularly with respect to the hair, from the plaster works cast using a plaster piece-mould during the artist’s lifetime.

Material
Plaster
Dimensions
18.8 x 10.0 x 11.4 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 283
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