(Switzerland 10 Oct 1901 – 1966)
75.9 x 55.9 cm
This lithograph provides an insight into one of the outstandingly original sculptors of the 20th century. Giacometti’s isolated figures often have a suggestion of existentialist tragedy, and he was indeed a friend of Jean-Paul Sartre, who wrote on Giacometti’s work. As well as a sculptor, Giacometti was a significant graphic artist who produced over 55 lithographs and 20 etchings, as well as many additional prints to illustrate books. ‘Standing nude II’ is a late work from the 1960s, the decade when Giacometti produced his most majestic and accomplished lithographic prints.
Herbert C. Lust, Alberto Giacometti: the complete graphics, San Francisco, 1991, 49 (illus.), 233. no.36