This work is the outcome of an intensive engagement with the post-Cubist sculptures of Henri Laurens and Jacques Lipchitz and with African art.

Six examples of the bronze were cast at the Modern Art Foundry, New York, in 1954. The plaster version of the ‘Torso’ dating from 1925–26 is also held by the Alberto Giacometti Foundation (see GS 001).

56.5 x 24.5 x 23 cm
Kunstmuseum Basel, on permanent loan from the Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, 1967
This work is on long-term loan to the Kunstmuseum Basel
Object number
GS 002
inscr. on plinth, back: 5/6 Alberto Giacometti 1925
Further information
Ex. 5/6
  • Kunstmuseum Basel, frühestens ab 1967, Dauerleihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), Zürich, 1967, Übernahme
  • Erworben vom Kunsthaus Zürich anlässlich der Ausstellung «Thompson Collection», 1960
  • Sammlung G. David Thompson, Pittsburgh, 1954, Kauf
  • Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York
  • Alberto Giacometti