Lot 3055 - A197 Swiss Art - Friday, 02. July 2021, 02.00 PM

AUGUSTO GIACOMETTI

(Stampa 1877–1947 Zurich)
Blaue Blumen. 1911.
Oil on canvas.
Monogrammed lower right.
Signed and inscribed on the back of the stretcher: Augusto Giacometti. "Blaue Blumen".
40.5 × 45.5 cm.

Provenance:
- Estate of Prof. August Babberger, Karlsruhe.
- P. Meile, Zurich.
- Galerie Koller sale, Zurich, 29.11.1978, Lot 5137.
- Swiss private collection, acquired from the above auction.

Literature:
Hans Hartmann: Augusto Giacometti. Pionier der abstrakten Malerei. Ein Leben für die Farbe, Chur 1981, p. 217, no. 737.

August Babberger (1885–1936) met Augusto Giacometti in Florence around 1910 and a lifelong friendship ensued. It is likely that Babberger acquired the painting offered here directly from Giacometti.

CHF 80 000 / 140 000

€ 74 770 / 130 840

Sold for CHF 195 500 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.