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Kunsthaus Zürich

Alberto Giacometti plasters:
evaluation and restoration project 2010 – 2014

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Installation view
Kunsthaus Zürich, October 2012
Photo: Lena Huber
Works: © 2012 Succession Alberto Giacometti / ProLitteris, Zurich
Installation view
Kunsthaus Zürich, October 2012
Photo: Lena Huber
Works: © 2012 Succession Alberto Giacometti / ProLitteris, Zurich
Alberto Giacometti
Le Chien, 1951
Dismembered for casting, separate components
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti Foundation
© 2012 Succession Alberto Giacometti / ProLitteris, Zurich
Alberto Giacometti
Le Chien, 1951
Dismembered for casting, separate components
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti Foundation
© 2012 Succession Alberto Giacometti / ProLitteris, Zurich
Alberto Giacometti
Grand buste de Diego après nature, around 1951
Fragment of paint layer and original scarring, ear damaged
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti Foundation
© 2012 Succession Alberto Giacometti / ProLitteris, Zurich
Alberto Giacometti
Grand buste de Diego après nature, around 1951
Fragment of paint layer and original scarring, ear damaged
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti Foundation
© 2012 Succession Alberto Giacometti / ProLitteris, Zurich
Minute residues of material can be seen under the microscope which provide an indication of the working methods employed when producing the plasters or using them later.
Photo © Kunsthaus Zürich
Minute residues of material can be seen under the microscope which provide an indication of the working methods employed when producing the plasters or using them later.
Photo © Kunsthaus Zürich
Alberto Giacometti
Figurine, around 1952
Metal armature visible, flecks of rust due to metal
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti Foundation
© 2012 Succession Alberto Giacometti / ProLitteris, Zurich
Alberto Giacometti
Figurine, around 1952
Metal armature visible, flecks of rust due to metal
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti Foundation
© 2012 Succession Alberto Giacometti / ProLitteris, Zurich
Tête sans crâne:
The X-ray reveals three different metal armatures.
Photo © Empa, 2011
Tête sans crâne:
The X-ray reveals three different metal armatures.
Photo © Empa, 2011
Alberto Giacometti
Buste de Diego, around 1964/65
Original paintbrush traces, plaster reworked in chest area
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti Foundation
© 2012 Succession Alberto Giacometti / ProLitteris, Zurich
Alberto Giacometti
Buste de Diego, around 1964/65
Original paintbrush traces, plaster reworked in chest area
Kunsthaus Zürich, Alberto Giacometti Foundation
© 2012 Succession Alberto Giacometti / ProLitteris, Zurich
Dark deposits in recesses are often not dirt but particles of moulding sand left behind after a casting.
Photo © Kunsthaus Zürich
Dark deposits in recesses are often not dirt but particles of moulding sand left behind after a casting.
Photo © Kunsthaus Zürich
On closer inspection, scratches prove to be cuts made when opening the gelatin mould.
Photo © Kunsthaus Zürich
On closer inspection, scratches prove to be cuts made when opening the gelatin mould.
Photo © Kunsthaus Zürich