Diego Giacometti Table Carcasse à la Chauve-souris $747,000>
Bailly Gallery

Sober forms accented by spare naturalistic details are the poetic signature of the sculptor Diego Giacometti. This Carcasse Table features a simple glass disc resting on a wrought bronze structure of curves, arcs, and figurines. Like all of the sculptor’s designs, this piece exhibits a meticulous attention to detail and a serene creative passion that is visible in the marks left by his own fingers. Each of the table’s feet take the form of schematic wings—alluding to bats at rest. Bats with outstretched wings populate the upper structure of the table. Produced circa 1970, this unique piece comes with a certificate of authenticity issued by Gilles Perrault. Diego Giacometti (1902-1985) was a Swiss sculptor and designer. His early professional life was dedicated to assisting and advising his older brother, sculptor Alberto Giacometti. Around 1939, he began to create his own sculptural works. After 1950, he increasingly created furniture and objects, mostly made to order for interior designers, art collectors, and gallery owners.


DESIGNER

Diego Giacometti

DATE

1970

MATERIALS

Bronze with a black patina

DIMENSIONS

45.5 x 129 x 85.5 cm

STYLE

Modern

SHIPS FROM

Geneva

$747,000

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