Alberto Giacometti

Sketches of Heads

Found at Sothebys, Zurich
Modern & Contemporary Auction, Lot 22
7. Jun - 14. Jun 2022
Estimate: 10.000 - 15.000 CHF
Price realised: 15.120 CHF
Alberto Giacometti
1901 - 1966
Sketches of Heads
Pen and ink on magazine page
22.7 x 13.7 cm (unframed); 50.5 x 38.3 (framed)
Executed after 1954
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Giacometti and is included in the Alberto Giacometti online Database under no. AGD 4123.
James Lord Collection (a gift from the artist) | Helmut Klewan Gallery, Munich | Galerie Biedermann, Munich | Private collection, Switzerland | Acquired from the above by the present owner

Upper estimated price slightly exceeded

The work Sketches of Heads by Alberto Giacometti was auctioned at Sothebys in Zurich in June this year. Here, the upper estimate of CHF 15,000 was slightly exceeded - the artwork found a new owner for CHF 15,120 (€ 15,123). Of course, this price has nothing to do with the top prices that other works by Alberto Giacometti achieve. The highest price we have observed so far was reached by the work L'homme au doigt in May 2015 with an auction result of USD 141,285,000 (€ 128,511,006).

Oberer Schätzpreis leicht übertroffen

Die Arbeit Sketches of Heads von Alberto Giacometti kam im Juni diesen Jahres bei Sothebys in Zürich zur Auktion. Dabei wurde der obere Schätzpreis von CHF 15.000 leicht übertroffen – das Kunstwerk fand für CHF 15.120 (€ 15.123) einen neuen Besitzer. Dieser Preis hat freilich nichts mit den Spitzenpreisen zu tun, die andere Arbeiten von Alberto Giacometti erzielen. Den höchsten von uns bisher beobachteten Preis erreichte die Arbeit L'homme au doigt im Mai 2015 mit einem Auktionsergebnis von USD 141.285.000 (€ 128.511.006).

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