21 April 2017

Alberto Giacometti Blockbuster Predicted To Overtake Tate’s Matisse Cut-Outs Exhibition

Tate Modern’s Summer blockbuster will present the UK’s first major retrospective of Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) for 20 years.

24 January 2017

Tate’s Giacometti Retrospective To Reunite Iconic Plaster Sculpture Group

Tate Modern’s major Giacometti retrospective will reunite an iconic group of plaster sculptures for the first time since they were made in 1956.

6 January 2016

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New Early Alberto Giacometti Exhibition Reveals Breakthrough Influences

“During those years I saw anew the bodies that attracted me in reality and the abstract forms that seemed true to me in sculpture, but I wanted to make one without loosing the other.” –  Alberto Giacometti, 1947 Alberto Giacometti: In His Own Words (Sculptures 1925-1934) focuses on a series of sculptures from this crucial decade […]

20 October 2015

Alberto Giacometti: Sensible Expression And Pure Presence National Portrait Gallery

If the outlandish and often gimmicky world of contemporary art is too hard to digest, ‘Frieze’ week also offers some statelier, classic offerings.  Aside from Frieze Masters itself, Giacometti: Pure Presence has just opened at the National Portrait Gallery while round the corner the National Gallery is offering Goya: The Portraits. Swiss born Alberto Giacometti (1901-66), a […]

13 October 2015

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Alberto Giacometti Exhibition At National Portrait Gallery Opens This Week

An exhibition devoted to portraits by the artist Alberto Giacometti opens at the National Portrait Gallery this week. The well known Swiss artist has recently sold for millions at an auction in New York, making him the world’s most highly expensive modern sculptor. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the artist’s death, Giacometti: Pure Presence (15 […]

14 May 2015

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Alberto Giacometti Portraits Exhibition Announced For National Portrait Gallery London

An exhibition of portraits by Alberto Giacometti is to open at the National Portrait Gallery in London this autumn. The first ever exhibition solely to consist of portraits by the artist was announced only hours after a sculpture of the Swiss artist sold for tens of millions of dollars at an Christie’s in New York, making him the […]

15 April 2015

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Alberto Giacometti Pointing Man Expected To Achieve £87m At Christie’s

Alberto Giacometti’s iconic and evocative sculpture, L’homme au doigt (Pointing Man) is to be offered at Christie’s upcoming spring auction in New York. Cast in bronze and one of an edition of six, standing whippet-thin at five feet ten inches, this dynamic and powerful figure is widely recognized as one of the most important sculptural achievements of the Modern era, created by the […]

12 November 2014

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Billionaire Steve A Cohen Purchases Alberto Giacometti $100m Chariot

It was an astronomical result by anyones estimation Alberto Giacometti’s “Chariot,” which sold for $100,965,000 broke the hundred million dollar ceiling. It was also the highest single lot accounting for 1/4 of the total in a sale at Sotheby’s, which included 74 lots, in its Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale. Last Tuesday the hedge […]

5 November 2014

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Alberto Giacometti $101m Chariot Sculpture Leads Sotheby’s Modern Sale

Sotheby’s Autumn Impressionist and Modern sale in  New York has realised $422 million, against presale expectations of  $316.5–424.9 million. This has been a record breaker for the auction room setting the highest-ever auction total in Sotheby’s history. Alberto Giacometti sculpture, “Chariot” has sold at Sotheby’s New York for $101 million. The 1950 sculpture depicts a […]

13 October 2014

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Giacometti And Rothko On View At £500 Million Sotheby’s Show

Alberto Giacometti’s painted bronze ‘Chariot’, which was one of six that the Swiss artist created in the 1950s, is expected to sell for more than £60 million when it goes under the hammer at a Sotheby’s auction in New York next month. The work of art is a sculpture of a goddess riding a chariot, […]

6 February 2014

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Sotheby’s Reports Record Prices For Art Dealer Jan Krugier’s Collection

Sotheby’s has reported a 100% sales result for the collection of the art dealer Jan Krugier. The Combined Total of £74.8 million – More than Doubles the High Estimate of lots offered in the auction. In the course of the last two days, 119 works from the Private Collection of Mr Krugier have met with […]

6 November 2013

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Alberto Giacometti’s Portrait Of Brother Diego Realises $33m At Christie’s

Christies’ has set a world record with a portrait of Alberto Giacometti’s brother Diego, achieving $33m, a record for one of the artist’s paintings. This week’s auctions of Impressionist and Modern Art have realised a running tally of $258 million, with the Works on Paper and Day Sales completing the series today. Bidders from more […]

19 September 2012

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Fraudulent Contemporary Art Finds A Buoyant Marketplace On Ebay

If the latest Andy Warhol that you’ve spotted on eBay looks too good to be true, it probably is. ‘There’s a sucker born every minute’ — P T Barnum Since the advent of the internet, art sales have been moving beyond the hallowed halls of auction houses such as Christie’s and Sotheby’s, and into the […]

10 February 2012

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Artist And Friend of Picasso William Theophilus Brown Dies

William ‘Theophilus’ Brown, a painter closely associated with the San Francisco Bay area’s ‘figurative’ movement, has died aged 92 Brown was key artist of the figurative movement during the mid-20th century when artists moved away from extreme abstractionism to incorporate elements of realism in their portraits, landscapes and still-lifes. His work is exhibited internationally, including […]

14 August 2010

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Giacometti & Maeght 1946-1966 2010 Exhibition

The Fondation Maeght in Vence, France is holding an exceptional retrospective of the works of Alberto Giacometti, one of the most original artists of the twentieth century. Renowned for his elongated sculptures Giacometti was also an accomplished painter and draughtsman.The main subject of his creations is the representation of the vulnerability and existential anguish of the […]