Bust of Diego, c. 1964/1965
Buste de Diego

The bust was created by casting the initial clay model using a two-part negative plaster mould (lost mould). Subsequently, Giacometti reworked it extensively by adding and removing plaster and partially painting it in red and black brushstrokes.

No subsequent moulds were made from this plaster, meaning that it did not serve as a template for a bronze cast.

Material
Plaster, partially painted
Dimensions
57.6 x 29.3 x 19.4 cm
Creditline
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 337
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