Diego Giacometti, Lampe tête de femme (Head of a Woman Lamp), pair of Figural Lamps

Artist: Diego Giacometti (1902 - 1985)
Title:Lampe tête de femme (Head of a Woman Lamp), pair of Figural Lamps
Medium:Pair of Bronze with Brown Patina Sculptural Lamps
Image Size:Height: 20 in (51 cm)
Edition:Possibly from the edition of 200 ca 1970
Condition:This work is in excellent condition
ID #w-5631
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Historical Description

Diego Giacometti sculpture Lampe tête de femme (Head of a Woman Lamp), pair of Figural Lamp is characterized by delicate modeling and exquisite craftsmanship. Furnishings designed by Diego Giacometti, and his brother Alberto, are celebrated for their gracefully artistry and elegant functionality. The Giacometti’s were gifted with an exceptional intrinsic understanding of form, correctness of proportion, and well-designed pieces. The bronze enhances the sculptural quality of the lamps, blurring the line between a work of art and a utilitarian object.

As Giacometti scholar Robert Wernick states, “Diego had very clear and simple ideas of what furniture should be like: simple, practical, comfortable, solid.” Like all of Diego’s creations, these lamps can make themselves “home in any room,” bringing grace and elegance to pure functionality (Catalogue de l’oeuvre). With low wattage light bulbs, these stately and beautiful lamps exude a warm illumination that gently flows over the figures—giving life and wonderfully animating the pieces, so much so, that their hair appears to become tousled by wind and their arms move slowly up and down. While individually beautiful, these lamps are best positioned together as a pair.

Designed circa 1937 and cast at a later date ca 1970, this pair of bronze with brown patina sculptural lamps is possibly from the edition of 200 ca 1970.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Diego Giacometti sculpture Head of a Woman Lamp (Lampe tête de femme), Pair of Figural Lamps is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices accompanying the sale of the work):

1. Diego Giacometti, Catalogue de l’oeuvre, Vol. I.Paris. Illustrated as plate no. 26-27, listed with information in ‘table des illustrations.’

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this sculpture.

Subject Matter: Femme