Standing Woman Without Arms, c. 1956
Femme debout sans bras

ʻFemme debout sans brasʼ was created by casting the initial clay model using a two-part negative plaster mould (lost mould). Subsequently, Giacometti completely reworked the surface by adding and removing plaster and applying some black brush strokes in a few places.

From 1956, the plaster served as a template for bronze casts made using the sand-casting method, which meant that in the foundry the piece had to be cut through above the feet.

Plaster, partially painted
32.4 x 8.4 x 11.8 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 349
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), ab 2006, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), 2006, Geschenk
  • Bruno und Odette Giacometti, Nachlass
  • Alberto Giacometti