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 and ink on paper
Dimensions
9.0 x 11.6 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, 1975
Object number
GS 125
Signature
Inscribed bottom right (in pencil): Alberto Giacometti
Further information
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