Point to the Eye, c. 1932
Pointe à lʼoeil

The drawing clearly belongs with the sculpture of the same name (see GS 021), though the precise nature of the relationship is less obvious. It could be a later fine drawing, perhaps for a vignette in a Surrealist magazine. The proportions are substantially altered to preserve the concision of the original concept despite the change of medium and reduced size.

Material
Pen in black on paper
Dimensions
9 x 11.6 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Collection of Prints and Drawings, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, 1975
Object number
GS 125
Signature
inscribed l. r. with graphite pencil: Alberto Giacometti
Provenance
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), ab 1975, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), Zürich, 1975, Kauf
  • Kornfeld und Klipstein (Kunsthandel), Bern, 12.6.1975, 345
  • Alberto Giacometti