December 7, 2008

MODERN ART & DESIGN AUCTION

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Lot 209: Diego Giacometti

Lot 209: Diego Giacometti

Grande Torsade (Twisted Cable) coffee table

This example created by 1973
Bronze
Studio
Signed with cast signature 8 times (one per Bronze beam)
15'' x 60.5'' x 39.5''
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by Jack and Josephine Cooper, Upper Belgrave Street, London, England by way of introduction through David Mlnaric (interior designer);
Thence by descent
Literature: Francisci, Françoise. Diego Giacometti: catalogue de l'oeuvre. Paris: Editions Éolia, 1986. pp 66-67 for a similar example.
Estimate: $125,000 - $200,000
Price Realized: $216,000
Inventory Id: 5920

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This table, along with the two lamps and small sculpture, was purchased by 1973 and used in the London apartment of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cooper. The apartment was decoraded by David Mlnaric who introduced his clients to Giacometti on a trip to Paris where Josephine Cooper selected designs and arranged for the large dimensions for the coffee table. After 1973, Mrs. Cooper reloctaed to Los Angeles where all four pieces have remained.

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