Silvio Standing (Hands in Pockets), 1943
Silvio debout (les mains dans les poches)

The figure was created by casting the initial clay or Plasticine model using a multi-part negative plaster mould (plaster piece-mould). The plaster displays no evidence of further working.

No subsequent moulds were made from this plaster, meaning that it did not serve as a template for a bronze cast. In the inventory of Giacometti’s estate from 1966, Paul Chardon recorded it under no. 30 as ʻStanding, Clad Womanʼ.

Material
Plaster
Dimensions
11.4 x 5.0 x 4.7 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 304
Signature
Not signed
Further information
Provenance
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich, ab 2006, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, 2006, Geschenk
  • Bruno und Odette Giacometti, bis 2006
  • Alberto Giacometti