Fragment of Head, c. 1953/1954
Fragment de tête

The head was created by casting the initial clay model using a two-part negative plaster mould (lost mould). Subsequently, Giacometti reworked the surface by adding and removing plaster and applying a few strokes of black and reddish brown paint. An iron rod embedded in the plaster at thebase of the neck, which apparently originally made the object into a ‘tête sur tige’, is missing today.

Plaster, painted
15.5 x 4.4 x 9.7 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 320
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich, ab 2006, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), 2006, Geschenk
  • Bruno und Odette Giacometti, Nachlass
  • Alberto Giacometti