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Alberto Giacometti

(Switzerland 10 Oct 1901 – 1966)

Title
Standing nude II
Year
1961
Media category
Print
Materials used
lithograph
Edition
47/75
Dimensions

75.9 x 55.9 cm

Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "Alberto Giacometti". Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Mrs Rosmarie Samuelson 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
133.2013
Copyright
© Alberto Giacometti/ADAGP. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Bibliography (1)

Herbert C. Lust, Alberto Giacometti: the complete graphics, San Francisco, 1991, 49 (illus.), 233. no.36