Artist

Alberto Giacometti

Year
Borgonovo 1901 - 1966 Chur
Price range
500,000 – 3,000,000 USD +
Alberto Giacometti is one of the most acclaimed and instantly recognisable sculptors and painters of the twentieth century who experimented with the overlap of sculpture, painting and drawing in order to capture the essence of the human body.

Giacometti is perhaps best known for his emaciated, elongated bronze figures, usually human, though on occasion of dogs or cats. These represent the maturation of Giacometti’s lifelong stylistic evolution, fuelled by his desire to give form to the spatial cum physical human experience. Throughout his career, Giacometti experimented with the overlap of sculpture, painting and drawing in order to capture the essence of the human body.

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Market

Top 3 auction prices

100,965,000 $
2014
103,935,480 $
2010
141,284,992 $
2015
Books on Alberto Giacometti

Catherine Grenier and Sébastien Delot, eds., Alberto Giacometti: Une Aventure Moderne, Paris, 2019.

Catherine Grenier, Mathilde Lecuyer and Petra Joos, eds., Alberto Giacometti, exh. cat. Québec, 2018.

Jacqueline Munck, ed., Derain, Balthus, Giacometti: Une Amitié Artistique, exh. cat. Paris, 2017.

Catherine Grenier, ed., Alberto Giacometti: Retrospective, exh. cat. Paris, 2017.

Véronique Wiesinger, The Studio of Alberto Giacometti: Collection of the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, exh. cat. Paris 2007.

Jacques Dupin and Michel Leiris, eds., Alberto Giacometti: Ecrits, Paris, 1990.

Herbert C. Lust, Giacometti: The Complete Graphics and Fifteen Drawings, New York, 1970.

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