Woman

(1928/cast 1929)

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

Bronze, 16 1/8 × 14 7/8 × 3 1/2 in. (40.9 × 37.8 × 8.7 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1972

Accession Number: 72.131

Provenance:
Galerie Pierre [Pierre Loeb], Paris (agent for the artist), 1929
Louis Broder, Paris, from 1929-30
Berggruen et Cie, Paris
Brook Street Gallery, London, to 1968
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 20 June 1968-6 March 1972 (through Harold Diamond, New York)
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1972

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, fig. 343, p. 247, p. 695.
ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO, Toronto. "Gauguin to Moore: Primitivism in Modern Sculpture," 7 November 1981-3 January 1982.
YOSHII GALLERY, New York. "Alberto Giacometti: Early Works in Paris (1922-1930)," 28 April-11 June 1994, no. 6, p. 130, ill.
TAIPEI FINE ARTS MUSEUM, Taiwan. "The Human Figure Interpreted: Modern Sculpture from the Hirshhorn Museum," 25 March-28 May 1995. TOUR: MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, SHIGA, Otsu, Japan, 1 July-6 August; ODAKYU MUSEUM, Tokyo, 9-27 August; IWAKI CITY ART MUSEUM, Iwaki, Japan, 23 September-5 November; TAKAMATSU CITY MUSEUM OF ART, 10 November-10 December.
KUNSTHALLE VIENNA. "Alberto Giacometti, 1901-1966," 24 February-5 May 1996, no. 59, ill. p. 149, p. 398 (German edition). TOUR: SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART, Edinburgh, 1 June-22 September 1996, no. 59, ill. p. 144 (English edition); ROYAL ACADEMY, London, 10 October 1996-1 January 1997.
SALVADOR DALI MUSEUM, St. Petersburg, Florida. "Masterpieces of Surrealism," 29 January-16 April 2000, no. 23, ill. p. 135, p. 187.
COMPLESSO DEL VITTORIANO, Rome. "Dada Into Surrealism," 8 October 2009-7 February 2010, color ill. p. 304.
VANCOUVER ART GALLERY. "The Colour of My Dreams: The Surrealist Revolution in Art," 28 May-25 September 2011, color ill. p. 307, p. 323.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to New York," 29 October 2015-15 February 2016, p. 185.

Published References:
BRENSON, MICHAEL. The Early Works of Alberto Giacometti 1925-1935 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, 1974), checklist no. 40, p. 230, fig. 17.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), fig. 343, p. 247, p. 695.
WITHERS, JOSEPHINE. Julio Gonzalez: Sculpture in Iron (New York: New York University Press, 1978), fig. 131, p. 104.
EVANS, TAMARA, ed. Alberto Giacometti and America (New York: City University of New York, 1984), pp. 99, 104, 107.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J. The Human Figure Interpreted: Modern Sculpture from the Hirshhorn Museum (Taipei: Fine Arts Museum, 1995), pp. 100-101, color ill. (Tokyo: Yomiuri Shimbun, 1995), no. 43, pp. 92-93, color ill.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Surrealism (European)/Postwar European