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Alberto Giacometti Signed Lithograph: Bust II, (Buste II)

Giacometti once remarked: ‘In a fire between a Rembrant and a cat, I would save the cat.’ Luckily for us he didn’t apply the same devil may care attitude to his own legacy and work. These original Alberto Giacometti signed lithographs are lovingly printed and signed by the artists himself.

Medium: Original Lithograph, 1960,  on BFK Rives paper,  with full margins, signed by the artist in pencil.

Size: 651 x 498 mms.

Edition: An edition of 150.

Literature: Herbert Lust “Alberto Giacometti The complete graphics” Number 31, Galerie Maeght Catalogue number 235.

Published by: Maeght Editeur, Paris.
Note: In October 1959 Giacometti met Yvonne Marguerite Poiraudeau in a bar. She called herself Caroline and she was 21 years old whilst the artist was 58. Caroline was particularly adept at using her eyes seductively and soon she began to pose for the artist.  Wanting a part of her that no one else could touch, he purchased the bottom of one of her feet as his exclusive terrain.He made a number of portraits of her. Lust suggests that this may have been Giacometti’s favourite among his lithographs because it was released in the largest signed and numbered edition of any of his prints. The work was also included in “Derriere le miroir” in an edition of 1500 unsigned lithographs on lighter different paper but with no margins.

As with all our original lithographs, etchings, drawing and paintings the work has been profesionaly and sensitvely framed by our associates. If you’d like to make a purchase or have your questions answered please do drop by our store in the beautiful environs of Woodstock or call us on 01993 012000.

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