Catalogue entry

Alberto Giacometti 1901-1966

T00774 Buste de Diego (Bust of Diego) 1955

Inscribed '0/6 | Alberto Giacometti' b.l. and 'Susse Fondeur Paris' on back, low down
Bronze, 23 x 10 x 8 1/2 (58.5 x 25 x 22)
IPurchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) with the aid of the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1965
Exh: Bodybox, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, December 1974-January 1975 (works not numbered, repr.)
Repr: Palma Bucarelli, Giacometti (Rome 1962), pl.56 as 'Diego, large bust' 1954-5; Reinhold Hohl, Alberto Giacometti: Sculpture Painting Drawing (London 1972), p.202 as 'Bust of Diego II' 1955

A bust of Diego Giacometti, who says that it was begun from life and then reworked from memory. It is one of a series of portrait busts of him with a narrow head and high peaked profile executed between 1952 and 1958.

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.281, reproduced p.281