Bust of Diego, c. 1953
Buste de Diego

The plaster was created by casting the initial clay model using a two-part negative plaster mould (lost mould). Subsequently, the surface was only slightly reworked.

From 1954, the plaster served as a template for bronze casts made using the sand-casting method. In the foundry, a reddish sealant and talcum as a release agent were applied prior to sand casting. Probably in connection with a posthumous silicon mould for the production of a documentary plaster cast, the plaster was additionally coated with thin, yellowish layers of sealant and release agent.

Plaster, coated with sealant and release agent
33.4 x 22.1 x 11.6 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 318
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), ab 2006, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), 2006, Geschenk
  • Bruno und Odette Giacometti, Nachlass
  • Alberto Giacometti