Bust of Diego, 1964
Buste de Diego

The bust was created by casting the initial clay model using a two-part negative plaster mould (lost mould). The surface displays no evidence of further working. From 1968, the plaster served as a template for bronze casts using lost wax casting.

In the foundry, the work was coated with yellow-brown sealant and a release agent prior to the making of the gelatine mould.

Material
Plaster, coated with sealant and release agent
Dimensions
51.5 x 22.9 x 18.8 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 336
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