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.
75.9 x 55.9 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "Alberto Giacometti". Not dated.
Gift of Mrs Rosmarie Samuelson 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Not on display
© Alberto Giacometti/ADAGP. Licensed by Copyright Agency
Rosmarie Samuelson, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Mrs Rosmarie Samuelson 2013. Purchased by Sameulson in Paris 1965
Referenced in 1 publication
Herbert C. Lust, Alberto Giacometti: the complete graphics, San Francisco, 1991, 49 (illus.), 233. no.36