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Giacometti

Alberto . 1901--66, Swiss sculptor and painter, noted particularly for his long skeletal statues of isolated figures
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If the Giacometti market is robust, it is because there are only a small number of pieces with all these elements in place available for sale.
It seems particularly important to distinguish this exhibition's rationale from that of Yve-Alain Bois and Rosalind Krauss's 1996 show, "L'Inforrne: mode d'emploi" (Formless: A User's Guide), which also privileged Giacometti.
Around this time he met and established a friendship with the writer/philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), whose existentialist writings would influence and inform Giacometti for the rest of his life.
Most of the exhibits are on loan from the Alberto and Annette Giacometti Foundation in Paris, but there are also works from the Kunsthaus, Zurich, the Tate and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art.
They have a grandeur, an evenness of line and form a perfect technique," the 20-year-old Giacometti writes from the Vatican in 1921, where he fell under the spell "of the beauty of the Egyptian sculptures.
Giacometti has set numerous auction records in recent months.
No one knows who purchased the Giacometti or Klimt.
L'Homme Qui Marche is one of the most important works by Giacometti, who died in 1966.
How much did a life-size bronze sculpture by Alberto Giacometti sell for at auction?
The second artwork is a major monumental sculpture by Alberto Giacometti.
Two masterworks of art anchoring a major auction at Sotheby's -- Picasso painting and a Giacometti sculpture -- went unsold late Tuesday, as the spring auction season got off to a muted start.
London, May 7 (ANI): An auction in New York witnessed a sheer lack of buyers for a painting by Picasso and a Giacometti sculpture, despite the fact that they had been expected to fetch up to 16million pounds each.