Alberto Giacometti, ‘Walking Man I’, 1960, Yuz Museum

Collection Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris, inv. 1994-0186

"Alberto Giacometti Retrospective"

Venue: Yuz Museum, Shanghai (2016)

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

Group Shows

2018
2017
London,
Prière de Toucher - Homage to Maeght
2017
Manchester Art Gallery, 
Manchester, United Kingdom,
To be Human
2016
Paris,
Picasso-Giacometti
2012
Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, 
Paris, France,
L’Art en guerre, France 1938–1947: From Picasso to Dubuffet
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