January 14th, 2007


Art on Sunday: Giacometti, Nose

Alberto Giacometti (1901 – 1966)
Nose, 1947, cast 1965
Bronze, wire, rope, and steel
Giacometti, Nose
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

I obtained this image from the Guggenheim, but I'm pretty sure I've seen this same sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. Let me check into this...


Aha! My memory was correct, as demonstrated here. It looks to me like the Hirshhorn acquired theirs a few years after the Guggenheim. I'll bet that sort of pissed off the Guggenheim people. I mean, it's like they always say: it's not cool to pick someone else's Nose.
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