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Alberto Giacometti

Peinture, 1960

Stone Lithograph
15 × 11 in
38.1 × 27.9 cm
.
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Brooklyn
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About the work

French for “Behind the Mirror,” Derrière Le Miroir was a publication that ran from 1946 to 1982, …

ArtWise
Brooklyn

First edition lithograph published on page 19 of Derriere le Miroir (DLM) No. 119

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Condition
A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling
Signature
Not signed
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Frame
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Publisher
Derriere le Miroir
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, ‘Peinture’, 1960, ArtWise
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About the work

French for “Behind the Mirror,” Derrière Le Miroir was a publication that ran from 1946 to 1982, featuring prints by the era’s most celebrated Modernists at a fraction of their usual cost. Produced by Galerie Maeght in Paris, the publication was dedicated to making art widely accessible at a time when many exiled …

ArtWise
Brooklyn

First edition lithograph published on page 19 of Derriere le Miroir (DLM) No. 119

Medium
Condition
A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Derriere le Miroir
Alberto Giacometti
Swiss, 1901–1966
Follow

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

Peinture, 1960

Stone Lithograph
15 × 11 in
38.1 × 27.9 cm
.
Sold
Location
Brooklyn
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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