Putting My Foot in It , 1933
Les pieds dans le plat

Probably Giacometti’s earliest etching, this work was intended as the frontispiece for René Crevel’s eponymous publication from 1933 (Edition du Sagittaire, Paris); it was executed in the studio of Stanley William Hayter. The idea for the image comes from the ‘Cube’ group (see GS 025 and GS 298).

Material
Copperplate engraving
Dimensions
19.0 x 12.1 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 1980
Object number
GS 134
Signature
Inscribed bottom left (in pencil): Epreuve dʼessai; right: Alberto Giacometti, below: A Bruno.../suo Alberto
Further information
Provenance
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), ab 1980, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), 1980, Geschenk
  • Bruno und Odette Giacometti
  • Alberto Giacometti