Annette Facing Front. Alberto Giacometti, Swiss.
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Annette Facing Front

1955/1956. Etching, caption “cuivre rayé après tirage (scratched copper after print)” in letterpress in right margin, 20.5 x 6.7cm. Slight foxing and minor tears to margins.

The sitter is the artist’s wife, Annette Giacometti. This image was first issued in an edition of 50, signed by the artist. This etching is from the unsigned, second issue with the addition of a diagonal cancellation line in the lower portion, and was published in Derrière le Miroir in 1956. Ref: Lust #62. Held in Art Institute Chicago.

The diagonal line would most likely have been added by the publisher, Maeght, to distinguish this issue from the signed edition. It is known that Maeght also did this to one of Miro’s etchings (Series 5, 1952), which bears the same caption.

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Item #CL192-46

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