Alberto Giacometti, ‘Bouquet I’, 1954/1955, Print, Etching, Koller Auctions
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Alberto Giacometti

Bouquet I, 1954/1955

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41/50. Signed in pencil lower right: Alberto Giacometti. Image 26.9 x 19.7 cm on wove paper by …

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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, ‘Bouquet I’, 1954/1955, Print, Etching, Koller Auctions
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41/50. Signed in pencil lower right: Alberto Giacometti. Image 26.9 x 19.7 cm on wove paper by Arches (with the watermark) 50.3 x 39 cm. Published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris. Printed by Georges Visat, Paris.

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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

Bouquet I, 1954/1955

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