An image of Standing nude II

Alberto Giacometti

(Switzerland 10 Oct 1901 – 1966)

Standing nude II

Location
Not on display
Further information

This lithograph provides an insight into one of the outstandingly original sculptors of the 20th century. Giacometti’s isolated figures often have a suggestion of existentialist tragedy, and he was indeed a friend of Jean-Paul Sartre, who wrote on Giacometti’s work. As well as a sculptor, Giacometti was a significant graphic artist who produced over 55 lithographs and 20 etchings, as well as many additional prints to illustrate books. ‘Standing nude II’ is a late work from the 1960s, the decade when Giacometti produced his most majestic and accomplished lithographic prints.

Year
1961
Media
Print
Medium
lithograph
Dimensions
75.9 x 55.9 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed l.r., pencil "Alberto Giacometti". Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Mrs Rosmarie Samuelson 2013. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
133.2013
Copyright
© Alberto Giacometti/ADAGP. Licensed by Copyright Agency
Provenance
Rosmarie Samuelson, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Mrs Rosmarie Samuelson 2013. Purchased by Sameulson in Paris 1965