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(1901 – 1966), Switzerland

Alberto Giacometti Biography

Alberto Giacometti was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker. Alberto attended the School of Fine arts in Geneva. In 1922 he moved to Paris to study under the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle, an associate of Rodin. It was at this time that Giacometti started to experiment with both Cubism and surrealism and came to be known as one of the leading Surrealist sculptors.

Alberto Giacometti Featured Artworks

Tête d'homme III by Alberto Giacometti contemporary artwork
Alberto GiacomettiTête d'homme III, 1964Lithograph
65.5 x 47.8 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris Contact Gallery

Alberto Giacometti Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Prints at Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris, Paris
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21 November 2019–18 January 2020 Group Exhibition Prints Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris13 Rue de Téhéran, Paris
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Spiegelgasse (Mirror Alley) at Hauser & Wirth, London
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18 May–28 July 2018 Group Exhibition Spiegelgasse (Mirror Alley) Hauser & WirthLondon

Alberto Giacometti Represented By

Gagosian contemporary art gallery in 980 Madison Avenue, New York, USA Gagosian New York, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Hong Kong

Alberto Giacometti In Related Press

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How Surrealism’s Playful Aesthetic Was Deeply Political Related Press How Surrealism’s Playful Aesthetic Was Deeply Political 16 September 2019, Hyperallergic

Susan Laxton's book Surrealism at Play passionately traces how a particular art movement envisioned and articulated its own transformative potential. As Laxton illustrates, the Surrealists agitated for exploding art into life, which meant engaging with their day-to-day reality, and taking a critical stance toward it. A professor of art history at...

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The unsolved mysteries of Alberto Giacometti Related Press The unsolved mysteries of Alberto Giacometti 14 July 2017, Apollo Magazine

Giacometti's reputation as one of the 20th century's greatest and most celebrated artists is unassailable. Since his death in 1966, exhibitions of his work around the world have ensured the continuing visibility of his distinctive achievement. In the last decade, France, Turkey, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, Germany, the Netherlands, and the...

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On the edge of madness: the terrors and genius of Alberto Giacometti Related Press On the edge of madness: the terrors and genius of Alberto Giacometti 24 April 2017, The Guardian

In 1957, the writer Jean Genet described the studio of his friend Alberto Giacometti. It was 'a milky swamp, a seething dump, a genuine ditch'. There was plaster all over the floor and all over the face, hair and clothes of the sculptor; there were scraps of paper and lumps of paint on every available surface. And yet, 'lo and behold the...

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'It's hard to figure out why Giacometti is so good' Related Press 'It's hard to figure out why Giacometti is so good' 19 April 2017, Apollo

Alberto Giacometti turned down all requests to exhibit in the Swiss Pavilion at Venice, even though his brother Bruno designed the building. The sculptor Carol Bove talks to Apollo about responding to this absence at this year’s Venice Biennale.

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