Cubist Composition, c. 1926
Composition cubiste

The ʻComposition cubisteʼ was probably created by making a cast of an initial clay model using a two-part negative plaster mould (lost mould). Subsequently, Giacometti completely reworked the entire surface by adding and removing plaster and signed the base plate in pencil on two sides. Additionally the surface displays a few lines drawn with pencil.

No subsequent casts were made from this plaster, meaning that it did not serve as a template for a bronze cast. In 1979 restoration work was carried out on the damaged plaster. The fissures and fractures were covered by the application of new plaster.

Plaster, pencil
51.5 x 25.7 x 23.7 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung, Donated by Bruno and Odette Giacometti, 2006
Object number
GS 295
inscr. twice on base plate with graphite pencil: Alberto Giacometti
  • Zürcher Kunstgesellschaft | Kunsthaus Zürich (Museum), ab 2006, Leihgabe
  • Alberto Giacometti-Stiftung (Sammlung), 2006, Geschenk
  • Bruno und Odette Giacometti, bis 2006, Nachlass
  • Alberto Giacometti