Head of a Man, c. 1953/1954
Tête dʼhomme

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
Not signed
Further information
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), ab 2006, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), 2006, Geschenk
  • Bruno und Odette Giacometti, Nachlass
  • Alberto Giacometti