Lotar II

The photographer Eli Lotar was a long-standing acquaintance of Giacometti’s. In his youth he worked for Georges Bataille’s magazine ‘Documents’ and in 1929, the very year in which Michel Leiris’s first ground-breaking article about Giacometti was published, so to were Lotar’s photographs of slaughterhouses. Towards the end of 1963 he was a regular visitor to the studio; the three busts that Giacometti made of him in 1964–65 mark the end point of his life’s work (see GS 250 and GS 415).

Material
Bronze
Dimensions
58.2 x 36.4 x 26.8 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 373
Signature
Inscribed on the back, left: 0/8 / Alberto Giacometti
Further information
Ex. 0/8
Provenance
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), ab 2006, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), 2006, Geschenk
  • Bruno und Odette Giacometti, Nachlass
  • Alberto Giacometti