Alberto Giacometti, ‘Tete de Femme Table Lamp’, 1937, DeLorenzo Gallery

A “tête de femme” bronze table lamp in dark brown patina with the bust of a woman on the lamp standard; the base of the lamp resembles ruffled fabric.

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Giacometti Committee and is registered in the Alberto and Annette Giacometti database as number 3497. Stamped AG 16 by the Giacometti Committee.

Galerie l’Arc en Seine, Diego Giacometti exhibition catalogue, text by Christian Boutonnet and Rafael Ortiz, Paris, 2003, p. 35 (similar lamp illustrated).

Françoise Francisci, Diego Giacometti: Catalogue de l’OEuvre, Volume I, Paris: EOLIA 1986, p. 26 and 27 (similar lamp illustrated).

Daniel Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris: Herman 1986, p. 11 and 35 (similar lamp illustrated).

“Virtuosity: Reclaiming a Modern Classic in Connecticut,” Architectural Digest, February 1985, p. 64 (similar lamp illustrated).

Private Collection of Lauren Bacall.

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