Hand Signed : Signed By the Artist in Pencil Condition : Good - Condition: Some staining on the cover of the book - otherwise in excellent condition. The lithograph is in perfect condition. Purchased from : Auction House 2020 Provenance / History : Provenance: Galleria Massimo Minini, Brecia, Italy (An original signed certificate is sold to the buyer off this work) Story / Additional Info : Alberto Giacometti (1901 - 1966) Title: Quarantacinque disegni di Alberto Giacometti. Publisher: Giulio Einaudi Editore, Torino - in 1963. Edited by : Lamberto Vitali, and with a foreword by Jean Leymarie. The edition published was 1245 copies, numbered from 1 to 1245. The Deluxe edition of 100 includes an original lithograph by Alberto Giacometti, numbered and signed, made especially for this edition. Five copies « hors commerce » have been printed also, numbered from I to V, also including the lithograph, and intended for the artist, the publisher and the authors. The very high quality reproductions, by special process of photoengraving, were made after original drawings. Provenance: Galleria Massimo Minini, Brecia, Italy (An original signed certificate is sold to the buyer off this work). Condition: Some stating on the cover of the book - otherwise in excellent condition. The lithograph is in perfect condition. Original Artists Book With Signed Lithograph. Certificate of Authenticity : Art Brokerage LID : 141110
Alberto Giacometti - Switzerland
Art Brokerage: Alberto Giacometti Swiss Artist: b.1901-1966. Alberto Giacometti, the Surrealist sculptor known for his nervous, elongated forms, was born in Stampa, Switzerland. Giacometti started drawing at the age of nine, painting at twelve and created his first sculpture at fourteen. His father was a well-known Impressionist painter and Giacometti's first teacher. In 1919, Giacometti began studying sculpture in Geneva and then, for three years, with Bourdelle in Paris. When he began to work on his own, Giacometti found that he had difficulty working from the figure which seemed to disintegrate as he worked. He tried working instead from his imagination and continued to do so for ten years. At this time Cubism, African art and the sculptor, Jacques Lipchitz, influenced his work. His style gradually changed to become first thin and tablet-like and then solid and compact, in structures like "The Couple", and "Spoon Woman". These last were bizarre, amusing monoliths, monumentally concave, combining a powerful physical confrontation with erotic content. Listings wanted.
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