Alberto Giacometti - Selected works from the Collection

Hors les murs From 7 April 2021 to 26 September 2021

© Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris) © ADAGP, Paris 2021. Photo © Louis Vuitton

The Espace Louis Vuitton Beijing presents eight emblematic sculptures by Giacometti, that belong to the Collection : Tête sur tige [Head on a rod] (1947), Trois hommes qui marchent [Three men walking] (1948), Homme qui chavire [Man who capsizes] (1950), Femme de Venise III [Woman of Venice III] (1956), Grande Femme II [Tall Woman II] (1960) and Têtes d’homme [Heads of a man] (Lotar I), (Lotar II), (Lotar III) [1964-65). These works, considered as key masterpieces of Giacometti’s œuvre, pay tribute to the virtuosity of the iconic Swiss artist.

Born in 1901 in Switzerland, Alberto Giacmetti moved to Paris (France) in 1922. He set his sights on the Montparnasse district, where he lived and worked until his death in 1966. Despite the almost instant recognition of his work, and the friendship he forged with several personalities such as André Breton, Georges Bataille, André Masson and Michel Leiris, Giacometti quickly turned away from surreal objects that made him famous to refocus on the model. This solitary breakaway, in which he had « no other purpose than to try to set up a human head », let him away from subservience to any movement, preferring to concentrate on the sources of creativity. Supported by his knowledge of prehistoric, ancient Egptian, Sumerian and archaix Greek art, his work combined daily experience of the model with timeless forms of ancient models.


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