Alberto Giacometti, ‘Alberto Giacometti Guggenheim Exhibition’, 1955, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Pencil on heavy stock paper, Sylvan Cole Gallery
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Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti Guggenheim Exhibition, 1955

Pencil on heavy stock paper
6 9/10 × 5 1/10 in
17.46 × 13 cm
.
€6,585
Location
Sitges
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Sylvan Cole Gallery
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The first Guggenheim retrospective Giacometti Exhibition issued invitations, this one hand-signed …

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Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed lower right.
Frame
Not included
Alberto Giacometti
Swiss, 1901–1966
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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 theory, and toys, Giacometti broke from Surrealism and began his radical revision of the representational tradition in sculpture. Giacometti's severe figures explored the psyche and the charged space occupied by a single person. Linked to Jean-Paul Sartre and existentialism, they are seen as metaphors for the postwar experience of doubt and alienation.

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The first Guggenheim retrospective Giacometti Exhibition issued invitations, this one hand-signed with a figure drawing by the artist.

Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed lower right.
Frame
Not included
Alberto Giacometti
Swiss, 1901–1966
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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 theory, and toys, Giacometti broke from Surrealism and began his radical revision of the representational tradition in sculpture. Giacometti's severe figures explored the psyche and the charged space occupied by a single person. Linked to Jean-Paul Sartre and existentialism, they are seen as metaphors for the postwar experience of doubt and alienation.

Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti Guggenheim Exhibition, 1955

Pencil on heavy stock paper
6 9/10 × 5 1/10 in
17.46 × 13 cm
.
€6,585
Location
Sitges
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