Reclining Woman

About Alberto Giacometti

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.

Swiss, 1901-1966, Borgonovo, Switzerland

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Picasso-Giacometti, Musée Picasso Paris, Paris
2016
Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velázquez, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2016
Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington
2016
Alberto Giacometti Retrospective, Yuz Museum, Shanghai
2014
Installment 2: The Collection, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Picasso-Giacometti, Musée Picasso Paris, Paris
2016
Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velázquez, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2016
Masters of Distinction, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2016
Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington
2016
Alberto Giacometti Retrospective, Yuz Museum, Shanghai
2016
Drawings by Modern Masters, HDM Gallery, Beijing
2014
Installment 2: The Collection, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
2014
2014
Metro Show New York, David Richard Gallery
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