Alberto Giacometti, ‘Unique and large conic chandelier with four small cones, from the Tériade apartment, Paris’, ca. 1954, Phillips

Ferdinando Scianna, Henri Cartier-Bresson Photographié par Martine Franck, exh. cat., Galeries Photo de la Fnac, Milan, 1998, illustrated pl. 16
Beat Stutzer, ed., The Unseen Giacometti: Unknown Photographs and Drawings, exh. cat., Bünder Kunstmuseum, Chur, 2011, illustrated pp. 99, 219

Efstrathios Eleftheriades (called Tériade) and Alice Tériade, rue de Rennes, Paris, circa 1954
Alice Tériade, Paris, 1983
Artcurial, Paris, 'Art Moderne 1: Collection Alice Tériade, Ancienne Collection Mary Moore, à Divers', 20 October 2007, lot 16
Acquired from the above by the present owner

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