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Alberto GIACOMETTI (1901-1966) for Jean-Michel...

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Alberto GIACOMETTI (1901-1966) for Jean-Michel FRANK (1893-1941) Egyptian" lamp formerly known as "Tutankhamun" in black-and-white painted plaster Model created in 1933 H: 50.2 cm W: 47.5 cm Provenance: Private collection Paris Commentary: This model, created by Alberto Giacometti in 1933, was edited for decorator Jean-Michel Frank. A vibrant tribute to the alabaster lamp discovered in November 1922 in Tutankhamen's tomb, whose sinuous curves it reproduces, the plaster Egyptian lamp illustrates the sculptor's passion for the art of the Pharaohs. Note: This lamp has been cleaned under the supervision of the Alberto Giacometti Foundation, which specifies that the paint is not original. Bibliography: - Léopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1997, for the same black patina model reproduced on pages 136, 159, 241 and 246 - Waldemar George, Jean-Michel Frank, Art et Décoration, March 1936, white patina model reproduced on page 91 - Daniel Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1986, white patina model reproduced on page 34 - François Baudot, J. M. Frank, New York, 1998, for the same black patina model reproduced on pages 47 and 65 - Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, "Jean-Michel Frank", Paris, 2006, white patina model reproduced on pages 155, 198, 250 and 344 -Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank: Un Décorateur dans le Paris des Années 30, Paris, 2009, white patina model reproduced on pages 17 and 72 - C. Boutonnet and R. Ortiz, L'Arc en Seine, éditions du Regard, Paris, 2021, white patina model reproduced on pages 78, 85, 89 and 151 - Laure Verchère, Jean-Michel Frank, New York, 2018, white patina model reproduced on pages 33 and 230 We would like to thank the Alberto Giacometti Foundation for confirming the authenticity of this lamp. This work has been included in the Alberto Giacometti Database and referenced under number AGD 4545. A document from the Foundation will be given to the purchaser.

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