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Alberto Giacometti Framed Black and White Limited Lithograph "Annette", 1964



A wonderful sketched lithograph by famed Swiss artists/sculptor Alberto Giacometti. The lithograph was printed in Paris by Mourlot Freres in 1964 and was issued in an edition of 2000 on Arches wove paper. The work features his wife Annette who often posed for him. The piece is nicely matted and framed. Framed dimensions: 25.5" high, 23" wide, 1.5" deep. Image: 10" high, 7.5" wide. Giacometti's work is held in many prominent collections and museums including: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo Art Institute of Chicago Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte, North Carolina Berggruen Museum, Berlin Botero Museum, Bogotá, Colombia Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur, Switzerland Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh Detroit Institute of Arts Foundation Beyeler, Basel Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University Kunsthaus Zürich Kunstmuseum Basel Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, South Korea[28] Los Angeles County Museum of Art Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark Minneapolis Institute of Art Museum of Modern Art, New York Museum of Fine Arts, Boston National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, North Carolina Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York Tate, London Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran University of Michigan Museum of Art Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Vancouver Art Gallery.


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  • Dimensions
    Height: 25.5 in (64.77 cm)Width: 23 in (58.42 cm)Depth: 1.5 in (3.81 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
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  • Condition
    The print is in very good vintage condition. The frame has light edge wear (primarily to the top edge. Please see photos) consistent with age and use. A wonderful work overall.
  • Seller Location
    Studio City, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2254329634422

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About the Artist

Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti was a painter, printmaker and furniture designer but he is best known as one of the 20th century’s most important sculptors. He is revered for the elongated, slender human figures he created in the years following World War II that reflected existentialism and the trauma associated with the conflict.

Giacometti was born in Borgonovo, Switzerland, in 1901 to a creative family. His father Giovanni was a Post-Impressionist painter, his godfather Cuno Amiet was a Fauvist painter, his brother Bruno was an architect, and his other brother Diego was an artist and furniture designer who also served as Giacometti’s model. (The sculptor worked chiefly with models plucked from his personal life.)

Beginning in 1922, Giacometti studied at the Académie de la Grande-Chaumière in Paris and was influenced by the Cubist work of Alexander Archipenko, Raymond Duchamp-Villon and the post-Cubist sculptures of Jacques Lipchitz and Henri Laurens.

During the 1930s, Giacometti designed furniture such as lamps, vases and wall décor to earn a living, often collaborating with interior designer Jean-Michel Frank, whose interiors tastefully mixed extravagance with sophisticated simplicity. However, Giacometti’s passion lay in creating sculptures.

Alberto and his brother Diego left Paris in 1940 to escape the Nazi invasion and spent time in the South of France before fleeing to Geneva, remaining there until 1946. In 1947, Giacometti began work on his most famous sculptures — very tall and thin figurines that came to be associated with frailty and loneliness.

Giacometti catapulted to fame in the United States following two exhibitions of his sculptures in 1948 and 1950 at the Pierre Matisse Gallery in New York City — Jean-Paul Sartre authored the catalogue essay for the latter. In 1961, Giacometti’s friend, Irish playwright Samuel Beckett, asked him to design the set for a re-staging of his play “Waiting for Godot.” His response took on the form of a single plaster tree.

In 1962, Giacometti won the grand prize for sculpture at the Venice Biennale, and for much of the rest of his career, he created modern paintings, drawings and sculptures of plaster, clay and bronze in his small Paris studio. He died in 1966.

Giacometti’s works continue to enthrall collectors. In 2010, his life-size bronze sculpture L'Homme qui marche (“the man who walks”), which now adorns the 100 Swiss Franc banknote, became one of the most expensive sculptures to be sold at auction.

On 1stDibs, discover a range of vintage Alberto Giacometti wall decorations, prints and sculptures.

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