The Hand, 1947
La Main

This work evokes a wartime experience in 1940, when Alberto, Diego and the latter’s companion were fleeing Paris. In Étampes, following the German assault, Alberto noticed a severed human arm lying in the road.

Plaster and iron rod, painted
65.5 x 79 x 12 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, 1965
Object number
GS 028
inscr. on plinth with brush: Plâtre original A Giacometti
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), frühestens ab 1965, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), Zürich, frühestens ab 1965, Übernahme
  • Alberto Giacometti-Syndikat, Zürich, 1963, Kauf
  • Galerie Beyeler, Basel, 1963, Kauf
  • Sammlung G. David Thompson, Pittsburgh, 1954
  • Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York
  • Alberto Giacometti