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Title

Standing nude II

1961

Artist

Alberto Giacometti

Switzerland

10 Oct 1901 - 1966

  • Details

    Date
    1961
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    lithograph
    Edition
    47/75
    Dimensions
    75.9 x 55.9 cm sheet
    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
    Copyright
    © Alberto Giacometti/ADAGP. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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  • 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.

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

  • Provenance

    Rosmarie Samuelson, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Mrs Rosmarie Samuelson 2013. Purchased by Sameulson in Paris 1965

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