Bust with Large Eyes, 1957
Buste aux grands yeux

The bust was created by casting the initial clay model using a two-part negative plaster mould (lost mould). The surface displays no evidence of further working. From 1958 the bust served as a template for bronze casts (for example Kunsthaus Zürich, see the collection online, Obj. no. 2012/81). Initially using sand casting, later using lost wax casting.

In the foundry, a reddish sealant and talcum as a release agent were applied prior to sand casting. Before the gelatine mould was made, coats of yellowish sealant and release agent were applied.

Plaster, coated with sealant and release agent
53.9 x 14.2 x 15.5 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 324
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), ab 2006, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, 2006, Geschenk
  • Bruno und Odette Giacometti, Nachlass
  • Alberto Giacometti