The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich is commemorating the 50th anniversary of Alberto Giacometti’s death with a major new exhibition, Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time (23 April–29 August). Robert and Lisa Sainsbury first met Giacometti in Paris in 1949 when they acquired his painting Diego Seated and went on to develop a personal and loyal friendship with the artist, making the Centre a fitting place to celebrate his life and work. This exhibition, which is supported by Sotheby’s, is the first to explore Giacometti’s influence and legacy on modern British art. Click ahead as Calvin Winner, co-curator of the exhibition, explains some of the artists and works he inspired.
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