(1901-1966) Swiss sculptor, painter, draftsman and printmaker. Beginning in 1922, he lived and worked mainly in Paris but regularly visited his hometown Borgonovo to see his family and work on his art.
Autograph letter signed, one page - on the reverse of an uncancelled postcard of Innsbruck (Austria), 5,5 x 3,5 inch, dated only "Thursday", in French, to his childhood friend Alice Hirschfeld - Alberto Giacometti sends best wishes for a birthday and writes about a trip, written and signed in black ink "Alberto G.", with very mild signs of wear - in nearly very fine condition. Accompanied by an additional Certificate of Authenticity from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.
Cet après-midi, je vous ai écrit une carte, mais si mal que je ne pouvais pas l'envoyer. C'est vrai que cette fois ça ne me semble pas beaucoup mieux, mais ça elle partira quand même. Vous avez eut votre anniversaire mercredi ? Je vous envoye un peux un retard tout mes souhaits, je ne sais pas si c'est écrit juste [with arrow pointing back to"souhaits"]. Nous avons fait hier un beau voyage et demain nous rentrons, je suis bien content, j'ai presque le mal du pays ! J'espère de vous revoir bientôt, je serais bien heureux. Je ne sais pas finir une carte, alors je m'arrêter ici.
[in margin] Je vous prie de pardonner la manière comme c'est écrit."
This afternoon I wrote you a postcard, but it was so bad I could not send it. It's true that this one doesn't seem to me to be much better, but it will still go. Was it your birthday Wednesday? I am sending you all my best wishes a bit late, I'm not sure if that's the right spelling [with arrow pointing back to "wishes"]. We took a lovely trip yesterday and tomorrow we are coming back, I am quite happy, I'm almost homesick! I hope to see you soon, I would be quite happy. I don't know how to end a postcard, so I will stop here.
[in margin] I ask that you excuse the way it is written."
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