Diego Giacometti

La console 'Hommage à Böcklin'

Found at Christies, Amsterdam
Masterpieces from the Collection of Sam Josefowitz: A Lifetime of Discovery and Scholarship, Lot 18
13. Oct - 13. Oct 2023
Estimate: 2.000.000 - 3.000.000 GBP
Price realised: 5.122.000 GBP
DIEGO GIACOMETTI (1902-1985)
La console 'Hommage à Böcklin'
stamped 'DIEGO' and stamped again with the monogram 'DG' (on a crossbar)
bronze and iron with green and grey patina and copper
Height: 35 3⁄8 in. (90 cm.)
Width: 47 ¾ in. (121.4 cm.)
Depth: 13 ¼ in. (33.6 cm.)
Conceived circa 1978; this example cast in 1980
- Acquired directly from the artist on 30

A top price for Diego Giacometti

The work La console 'Hommage à Böcklin' by Diego Giacometti was auctioned at Christies in Amsterdam in October this year. It achieved a price of GBP 5,122,000.00 (€ 5,881,478.99), exceeding the upper end of the estimate range by 71%. This high result makes La console 'Hommage à Böcklin' the most expensive artwork by Diego Giacometti that we have observed at auctions so far.

Ein Spitzenpreis für Diego Giacometti

Die Arbeit La console 'Hommage à Böcklin' von Diego Giacometti kam im Oktober diesen Jahres bei Christies in Amsterdam zur Auktion. Sie erzielte dabei einen Preis von GBP 5.122.000,00 (€ 5.881.478,99) und übertraf damit das obere Ende der Schätzpreisspanne um 71%. Dieses hohe Ergebnis macht La console 'Hommage à Böcklin' zu dem teuersten Kunstwerk von Diego Giacometti, das wir bisher bei Auktionen beobachtet haben.

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