Alberto Giacometti

Nationality : Swiss

Birth Year : 1901

Death Year : 1966

Place of Birth : Borgonovo, Switzerland

Place of Death : Chur, Switzerland

Specialities : Modern Art


Occupation: Sculptor; Painter
Movement: Cubism; Expressionism; Surrealism; Formalism
Education: Geneva School of Fine Arts
Famous artworks
“Star Standard Lamp,” 1936
“Nu Debout,” 1941
“L’homme au Doigt,” 1947
“Le Chien,” 1954
“Buste d’Homme,” 1959
“Tete d’Homme,” 1964
“Nu de Face,” 1955
“L’atelier aux Bouteilles,” 1957
1901  -  Born in Switzerland
1919  -  Studies at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Geneva
1922  -  Settles in Paris
1929  -  Signs a contract with Pierre Loeb
1935  -  Commences a decade-long period of not exhibiting his work
1962  -  Receives the Grand Prix de Sculpture at the Venice Biennale
1966  -  Passes away in Chur
Major exhibitions
1966  -  Venice Biennale
1978  -  Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul-de-Vence
1985  -  Sidney Janis Gallery, New York
1994  -  Acquavella Galleries, New York
1996  -  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
2002  -  Kunsthaus Zurich
2002  -  Museum of Modern Art, New York
2004  -  Musee Jenisch, Vevey
2010  -  Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery, New York
Museums / collections
Tate Britain, London
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC
Musee Granet, Aix-en-Provence
Musee National d’Art Moderne, Paris
Musee Cantini, Marseille
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Los Angeles County Museum
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
“Alberto Giacometti” by Catherine Grenier
“Alberto Giacometti” by Monique Meyes
“Giacometti: Pure Presence” by Paul Moorhouse
“Alberto Giacometti” by Bernard Lamarche-Vadel
“A Giacometti Portrait” by James Lord



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 Figurines et Po?le (L. 24) by Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti

Figurines et Po?le (L. 24)

Bonhams, San Francisco

October 20, 2015


 Nude with Flowers (Nu Aux Fleurs) (L. 32) by Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti

Nude with Flowers (Nu Aux Fleurs) (L. 32)

Bonhams, San Francisco

October 20, 2015


 Tete d?homme by Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti

Tete d?homme

Bukowskis, Stockholm

October 20, 2015


 Tete d'Homme by Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti

Tete d'Homme

Los Angeles Modern Auctions, Van Nuys

October 11, 2015

$4,063  USD

 Man Standing (Homme Debout), from L'Atelier D'Alberto Giacometti by Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti

Man Standing (Homme Debout), from L'Atelier D'Albe

Christie's, New York

July 14, 2015

$5,000  USD

 Seated Nude by Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti

Seated Nude

Christie's, New York

July 14, 2015

$5,625  USD

 Sin T?tulo by Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti

Sin T?tulo

Morton Casa de Subastas, Lomas de Chapultepec

June 29, 2015


 L'atelier Aux Bouteilles by Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti

L'atelier Aux Bouteilles

Koller Auktionen, Zurich

June 26, 2015

$5,356  USD

 Portrait D'un Homme by Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti

Portrait D'un Homme

Sotheby's, London

June 25, 2015



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By Judd Tully | November 13, 2015

The two billion dollar-plus evening auction season ended on a relatively high note on Thursday at Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art sale, which tallied $145,545,000 for the 49 lots that...

Led by Modigliani, Christie's Brings in Half a Billion With "The Artist's Muse"

By Judd Tully | November 10, 2015

Powered by two record-setting 20th century masterworks, by Amedeo Modigliani and Roy Lichtenstein, Christie’s “Artist’s Muse: A Curated Evening Sale” realized $491,352,000 for the 24 lots that...

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By Judd Tully | November 5, 2015

The big fall auction season in New York got off to a glitzy yet tentative start at Sotheby’s with “The Collection of A. Alfred Taubman: Masterworks” hauling in $377,034,000. The tally squeaked by...

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By Judd Tully,Art+Auction | October 26, 2015

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By Judd Tully | July 20, 2015

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By Mark Beech | November 16, 2015

The Artist's Muse: A Curated Evening Sale

By Judd Tully | November 9, 2015

Highlights From Forthcoming November Auctions

By Judd Tully | October 26, 2015

Christie's "Looking Forward To The Past"

By Regina Mogilevskaya | May 11, 2015

Sotheby’s New York Impressionist & Modern Art

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