Alberto Giacometti. Gazing Head. 1928-29

Alberto Giacometti Gazing Head 1928-29

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Close to wholly abstract, this membrane–thin sculpture projects an uncanny sense of human presence. On a flat, gently undulating plaster surface, a pair of soft elliptical indentations—one vertical, the other horizontal—gaze out. When exhibited in Paris in 1929, Gazing Head attracted the attention of key Surrealist artists and writers, launching Giacometti into the center of the Parisian avant-garde.

Medium
Plaster
Dimensions
15 3/4 x 14 3/16 x 2 3/8" (40 x 36 x 6 cm)
Credit
Fractional and promised gift of Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis
Object number
236.2005
Copyright
© 2021 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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