Copie d'apres un vase grec / Copie d'apres Li-Long-Mien: Shakyamuni assis en contemplation, 1942.
€ 15,000 / $ 17,400
€ 17,500 / $ 20.300 (incl. 25% surcharge)
Copie d'apres un vase grec / Copie d'apres Li-Long-Mien: Shakyamuni assis en contemplation. 1942. Pencil drawing. Lower right signed and dated. Verso inscribed "Vase greque" and "chinois". On firm creme wove paper. 26.3 x 24.6 cm (10.3 x 9.6 in), size of sheet. [CH].
• With drawings by the artist on both sides. • In this work the most important Swiss sculptor of the 20th century delivers proof of his ingenious understanding of human anatomy in swift and dynamic lines. • Remarkable document of Giacometti's fascination with foreign cultures and art history.
The work is registered in the Alberto Giacometti Database / AGD, Paris, with the number 504.
PROVENANCE: Collection Katherine S. and Morton G. Schamberg, Chicago. Private collection USA/Spain (acquired from above in 2005, Christie's, New York, November 2, 2005, lot 191).
LITERATURE: Christie's, New York, 1571st auction, Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper, November 2, 2005, lot 191, p. 98 (with illu.).