Following the world record price achieved for a table by Diego Giacometti at Sotheby’s New York and the triumph of our Paris sale devoted to the Giacometti brothers in May 2016, we are delighted to announce The Imaginary World of Diego Giacometti, an exceptional exhibition dedicated to his work. For one week, the Galerie Charpentier will showcase more than 60 works generously loaned by private collectors who were close to the artist, as well as memorabilia and some of the tools he used to create his sculptures.
The exhibition will give an overview of the sculptor's singular creative talent, imbued with his poetic imagination. In the 1960s, he began designing chairs, tables, consoles and lamps where animals including frogs, mice, deer, foxes, dogs, cats and ostriches scurry, gambol and observe each other.
The event will bring the artist's bestiary to life in Paris during an exhibition that includes previously unseen pieces, now unveiled to the public for the first time.
A catalogue dedicated to the exhibition will be published to celebrate the event.
We are currently working on an auction dedicated to Diego Giacometti that will be held in May 2017 in Paris.