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.
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