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9,899. Alberto Giacometti: Standing Woman x3, c. 1958-9, cast released by artist 1964: These works seem timeless and incredibly of their time. (Art & Artists: Giacometti) Tim Marlow on ... The New Tate Modern
11,504. The rough, eroded, heavily worked surfaces of Three Men Walking (II) 1949, typify his technique. Reduced, as they are, to their very core, these figures evoke lone trees in winter that have lost their foliage. Within this style, Giacometti would rarely deviate from the three themes that preoccupied him — the walking man; the standing, nude woman; and the bust — or all three, combined in various groupings. Metropolitan Museum of Art
11,505. Figures were never a compact mass but like a transparent construction. Alberto Giacometti
11,506. Yesterday a bronze sculpture was auctioned to an anonymous bidder for £65 million, which made it the most expensive piece of art ever to be sold.
We take a look at the man behind L’Homme Qui Marche ...
1. Alberto was born on 10th October 1901 in an Italian-speaking area of Switzerland to a well-known Post-Impressionist painter.
2. As a child, he drew pictures from the fairy-tales he heard and remembers being quite arrogant. He believed he could copy or understand anything better than anyone else.
3. In 1922 he went to Paris to learn from popular sculptor, Antoine Bourdelle.
4. At first his sculptures were of human heads. He used his brother and artist friend, Isabel Delmer, as models.
5. In 1941 he made friends with famous Existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre.
6. War in France forced him back to Switzerland where he made tiny sculptures, said to fit into half a dozen matchboxes.
7. On his return to Paris after the war, his sculptors became much taller and thinner. He said the final result represented the sensation he felt when he looked at a woman.
8. In 1962 he was awarded the grand prize for sculpture at the Venice Biennale, which won him global recognition. He had exhibitions around Europe and in New York.
9. In 1963 he had an operation for stomach cancer and said: ‘The strange thing is-as a sickness I always wanted to have this one.’
10. He died in 1966 of a heart attack in Switzerland. Mirror online article 4th February 2010, ‘Alberto Giacometti: 10 Things You Need to Know About the Art Behind £65 Million Walking Man 1 Bronze Sculpture’
120,876. We investigate a sculpture: could this curious piece of plaster be a rare abstract work by the man considered to be the greatest sculptor of the 20th century Alberto Giacometti? (Sculpture & Art & Artists: Giacometti) Fake or Fortune? s7e5: Giacometti, BBC 2018
120,877. At least five known plasters of Gazing Head, possibly six. (Sculpture & Art & Artists: Giacometti) ibid.
120,878. The Giacometti committee continues its work. (Sculpture & Art & Artists: Giacometti) ibid.