Head of the Artist’s Father, 1927
Tête du père

At first the head was created by making a cast of an initial clay or Plasticine model. Subsequently, Giacometti completely reworked the entire surface by adding and removing plaster. Markings probably made with red chalk are scattered across the left-hand side.

No subsequent moulds were made from this plaster, meaning that it did not serve as a template for a bronze cast.

Plaster, red chalk
28 x 21.5 x 24.4 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 291
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), ab 2006, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), 2006, Geschenk
  • Bruno und Odette Giacometti, bis 2006, Nachlass
  • Alberto Giacometti