The Essence of Giacometti’s Existentialist Sculpture

28 JULY 2020 | LONDON

Alberto Giacometti is one of the most admired and sought-after sculptors of the 20thcentury. In this video, discover how his post-war work came to embody the ideas of Existentialism and how the influence of ancient sculpture led to the attenuated human form so emblematic of his oeuvre. Conceived in 1956-57, at the height of Giacometti’s international acclaim, ‘Femme Debout’ comes from an outstanding family collection of works from the European avant-garde and is a highlight of our upcoming cross-category ‘Rembrandt to Richter’ Evening Sale (28 July | London). Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.

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