French Sculpture Census

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GIACOMETTI, Alberto
Borgonovo, Switzerland 1901 - Coire, Switzerland 1966


Maker: Susse

Femme cuillère
Spoon Woman

1927, cast in 1954 from original plaster of 1927
bronze, edition 3/6

statue
56 5/8 x 20 1/4 x 8 1/2
signed on reverse: A. Giacometti
on reverse of base: Alberto Giacometti 3/6
not dated

Acc. No. : 55.1414
Credit Line : Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

New York, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

www.guggenheim.org

Provenance

  • 1955, from the artist through Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, November 23, 2012
  • 1962 Dupin
    J. Dupin, Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1962, p. 39, 193, repr. (plâtre)
  • 1970 Handbook
    Selections from The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museums Collection: 1900-1970, ed. M. Rowell, New York, 1970, p. 126-127, repr.
  • 1971 Hohl
    R. Hohl, Alberto Giacometti, New York, 1971, p. 39, repr. (plâtre), 78-79
  • 1977 Arnason
    H.H. Arnason, History of Modern Art, rev. ed., New York, 1977, fig. 635
  • 1980 New York Guggenheim
    Vivian Endicott Barnett, Handbook. The Guggenheim Museum Collection, 1900-1980, New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1980, p. 288-289, no. 135, repr.

Exhibition

  • 1955 New York
    Alberto Giacometti, New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, June 7-July 17, 1955
  • 1960 Chicago
    Sculpture and Drawings by Sculptors from The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Chicago, The Arts Club of Chicago, April 19-May 19, 1960, cat. no. 13, ill.
  • 1962 Vienna
    Kunst von 1900 bis heute, Vienna, Museum des 20. Jahrhunderts, Set. 21-Nov. 4, 1962, no. 137, repr.
  • 1963 Washington
    Alberto Giacometti, Washington, D.C., The Phillips Collection, Feb. 2-Mar. 4, 1963, no. 2
  • 1969 New York
    Selected Sculpture and Works on Paper, New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, July 8-Sep. 14, 1969, p. 124, repr.
  • 1977-1978 New York
    Forty Modern Masters: An Anniversary Show, New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Dec. 16, 1977-Feb. 5, 1978, no. 40, repr.
  • 1979 Buffalo
    Modern European Sculpture 1918-1945: Unknown Beings and Other Realities, Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, May 11-June 24, 1979, no. 21, repr.; traveled to Minneapolis Institute of Art, July 22-Sept. 2; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Oct. 5-Nov. 18