Head of a Man, c. 1953/1954
Tête d'homme

The head — perhaps a fragment of a figure — is modelled directly in plaster on an iron armature. Subsequently, it was painted red and black with numerous brushstrokes.

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

Plaster, painted
9.5 x 4.5 x 7.6 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 319
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), ab 2006, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), 2006, Geschenk
  • Bruno und Odette Giacometti, Nachlass
  • Alberto Giacometti