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Title

Standing nude II


Artist

Alberto Giacometti

Switzerland

10 Oct 1901 - 1966


About

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.


Details


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

133.2013


Artist information

Alberto Giacometti

Works in the collection

4


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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