DIEGO GIACOMETTI

Table berceau, modèle aux chats, circa 1970
Bronze with dark brown patina
56 x 128,5 x 42,5 cm / 22 x 50,6 x 16,7 in
Signed and monogrammed : Diego DG on a crossbar and on one of the legs of the table.
Certificate of authenticity issued by Mr Gilles Perrault, November 10th 2016, in collaboration with Denis Vincenot and adressed to attorney Philippe Meier for transmission to Mrs Thérèse Tigretti-Berthoud, representative of the artist's right holders.

PROVENANCE

Acquired directly from the artist.
European private collection.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Daniel Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Hermann Edition, Paris, 1986, same model illustrated p.86.
Françoise Francisci, Diego Giacometti : Catalogue de l'oeuvre, Tome I, Eolia Edition, Paris, 1986, same model illustrated p.24.
Christian Boutonnet, Diego Giacometti, Exhibition Catalogue, Les Éditions de l'Amateur / Galerie l'Arc en Seine, Paris, 2003, same model illustrated p.71.


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BIOGRAPHY

Borgonovo 1902 - Paris 1985

Diego Giacometti was born in a family of artist, his father, Giovanni Giacometti, was a Post Impressionist painter, and his brother, Alberto, produced sculptures. Diego was first formed at Geneva's school of Fine Arts and later in Paris in Antoine Bourdelle's atelier at the Grande Chaumière Academy.
As his brother, Diego Giacometti produced sculptures. The similarity between their artworks is such that it is sometimes hard to distinguish Diego's one from his broter. If Diego Giacometti started his career as his brother's assistant, he started producing bronze sculptures and furnitures in 1950. Pureness, as well as animal and vegal ornementations, characterized his production. He received many private commands from designers, collectors and gallery owners. He realized the decorations of the musée Picasso in Paris as well as various artworks for the Maeght Foundation in Saint-Paul-de-Vence.

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