Head of a Man, c. 1945
Tête dʼhomme

The head — perhaps the fragment of a bust — was created by casting the initial clay model using a two-part negative plaster mould (lost mould). Subsequently, Giacometti completely reworked the entire surface by removing plaster.

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

Material
Plaster
Dimensions
6.6 x 3.0 x 3.3 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 307
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