Alberto Giacometti

Swiss, 1901-1966

4,508 followers

Alberto Giacometti

Swiss, 1901-1966

4,508 followers

Alberto Giacometti is best known for his elongated, withered representations of the human form, …

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Alberto Giacometti is best known for his elongated, withered representations of the human form, including his 1960 sculpture Walking Man I, which in 2010 broke the record for a work of art at auction at $104.3 million. After experimenting with Cubism and Surrealism in forms influenced by primitive art, psychoanalytic …

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Selected career achievements
Blue chip
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
High auction record
$141m, Christie's, 2015
Solo show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 9 more
Group show at a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 19 more
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 4 more
Participated in a major biennial
documenta, and 1 more
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