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Man, 1929-1930

Alberto Giacometti, Swiss, b. Borgonovo, 1901–1966

Plaster and paint, 26 3/4 X 19 1/2 X 7 3/4 IN. (68.0 X 49.4 X 19.7 CM.) INCL. WOOD BASE: 1 3/8 X 16 X 7 3/4 IN. (3.4 X 40.5 X 19.7 CM.)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.2043

Provenance:
Galerie Pierre [Loeb], Paris (agent for the Artist), 1929-15 June 1938
Saidie A. May, Baltimore, 15 June 1938-1951 (on loan to Baltimore Museum of Art, 9 August 1938-1951, Loan #L.38.166)
Baltimore Museum of Art, 1951-27 April 1957 (BMA 1951.381, Bequest of Saidie A. May)
M. Knoedler, New York, 27 April 1957-2 January 1963
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 2 January 1963-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART. "The Saidie A. May Collection of Modern Paintings and Sculpture," 17 March-16 April 1950, no. 119 (as "A Man").
PHILLIPS COLLECTION, Washington, DC. "Alberto Giacometti: A Loan Exhibition," 7 February-18 March 1963, no. 3 (as "Polychromed-A Man").
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "Alberto Giacometti," 9 June-12 October 1965, catalogue by Peter Selz, no. 7. TOUR: ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, 5 November-12 December 1965; LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, 11 January-20 February 1966; SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF ART, 10 March-24 April 1966.
M. KNOEDLER, New York. "Space and Dream," 5-29 December 1967, catalogue by Robert Goldwater (New York: Walker), ill. p. 46.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Alberto Giacometti 1901-1966," 15 September-13 November 1988, no. 14, p. 90, ill. p. 91. TOUR: SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, 15 December 1988-5 February 1989.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to New York," 29 October 2015-15 February 2016, fig. 26, color ill. p. 37; p. 185.

Published References:
UNSIGNED. "Saidie A. May Collection of Modern Paintings and Sculpture," The Baltimore Museum of Art News (March 1950), p. 26, no. 119.
ASHBERY, JOHN. "They came from Inner Space," Art News 66/8 (December 1967), ill. p. 48.
BRENSON, MICHAEL. The Early Works of Alberto Giacometti 1925-1935 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, unpublished Ph. D. dissertation, 1974), checklist no. 62.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), ill. 485, p. 345.
EVANS, TAMARA S. Alberto Giacometti and America (New York: The Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York, 1984), p. 104.
BONNEFOY, YVES. Alberto Giacometti: A Biography of His Work (Paris: Flammarion, 1991), fig. 140, p. 149.
CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU. Alberto Giacometti: La Collection du Centre Georges Pompidou, Musee national d'art moderne (Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou / Reunion des Musees Nationaux, 1999), ill. p. 46.
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Surrealism (European)/Postwar European