Large Head I, 1960
Grande tête I

The massive head is modelled directly in plaster on an iron armature.From 1960, the plaster served as a model for bronze casts using lost wax casting.

In the foundry, the work was coated with yellow-brown sealant and a release agent prior to the making of the gelatine mould.

Material
Plaster, partially painted, coated with sealant and release agent
Dimensions
96.2 x 30.0 x 35.0 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 329
Signature
Not signed
Further information
Provenance
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), ab 2006, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), 2006, Geschenk
  • Bruno und Odette Giacometti, Nachlass
  • Alberto Giacometti