Alberto Giacometti, ‘L'homme au doigt’, 1947, Christie's

Signature: signed and numbered 'A Giacometti 6/6' (on the top of the base); inscribed with foundry mark 'Alexis Rudier Fondeur Paris' (on the back of the base)

New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Giacometti & Dubuffet, November 1968, no. 1 (illustrated; illustrated again in situ in the present exhibition).

New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, 20th Century European Art, February-March 1970, no. 37 (illustrated in situ in the present exhibition).

New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, 25 years of Janis, October-November 1973, no. 44 (illustrated; illustrated again in situ in the 1968 and 1970 exhibitions, pls. 176 and 181).

New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Alberto Giacometti: A Retrospective Exhibition, April-June 1974, p. 24, no. 50 (illustrated, p. 84).

New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Giacometti: Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings, Commemorating the Tenth Anniversary of the Death of Alberto Giacometti, January 1976, no. 2 (illustrated; illustrated again in situ in the 1968 and 1973 exhibitions).

New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Alberto Giacometti, September-November 1985, no. 25 (illustrated; illustrated again in situ in the 1968 and 1985 exhibitions).

New York, Acquavella Galleries, Inc., Alberto Giacometti, October-December 1994, p. 111, no. 19 (illustrated in color, p. 49).

J. Dupin, Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1963 (another cast illustrated).

R. Hohl, Alberto Giacometti, Lausanne, 1971, p. 308, no. 117 (another cast illustrated).

B. Lamarche-Vadel, Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1984, p. 126, no. 180 (another cast illustrated, p. 127).

J. Lord, Giacometti: A Biography, New York, 1985, p. x (another cast illustrated).

M. and H. Matter, Alberto Giacometti, New York, 1987, p. 218 (another cast illustrated, pp. 58 and 62-63).

A. Schneider, ed., Alberto Giacometti: Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, New York, 1994, no. 49 (another cast illustrated; another cast illustrated in situ, p. 28).

R. Hohl, ed., _Giacometti: A Biography in Pictures,_New York, 1998, pp. 175 and 179 (another cast illustrated in situ).

E. Scheidegger, Alberto Giacometti—_Sculpture in Plaster,_Zurich, 2006, p. 112 (plaster version illustrated, p. 76).

Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York.

Dr. and Mrs. Fred Olsen, Guilford, CT (acquired from the above, 1953).

Sidney Janis Gallery, New York.

Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1 May 1970.

About Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti is best known for his elongated, withered representations of the human form, including his 1960 sculpture Walking Man I, which in 2010 broke the record for a work of art at auction at $104.3 million. After experimenting with Cubism and Surrealism in forms influenced by primitive art, psychoanalytic theory, and toys, Giacometti broke from Surrealism and began his radical revision of the representational tradition in sculpture. Giacometti's severe figures explored the psyche and the charged space occupied by a single person. Linked to Jean-Paul Sartre and existentialism, they are seen as metaphors for the postwar experience of doubt and alienation.

Swiss, 1901-1966, Borgonovo, Switzerland