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Alberto Giacometti

[Swiss Surrealist Painter and Sculptor, 1901-1966]

• Relationships: Son of Giovanni Giacometti.
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One day when I was drawing a young girl, I suddenly noticed that the only thing that was alive was her gaze. The rest of her head meant no more to me than the skull of a dead man. One does want to sculpt a living person, but what makes him alive is without doubt his gaze... Everything else is only the framework for the gaze.
- quoted in Twentieth-Century Artists on Art

 


 
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Original works by Alberto Giacometti available for purchase at art galleries worldwide
 
 
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago

Notable SiteDallas Museum of Art, Texas

Notable SiteGuggenheim Museum, New York City

Notable SiteHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
Many works online

Notable SiteAlberto Giacometti at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
2 works by Alberto Giacometti online

Notable SiteAlberto Giacometti at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History
Three Men Walking II, 1949

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston
Sculpture collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Many works online

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Flash site for a 2001 Alberto Giacometti Exhibition

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
2 works online

Notable SiteAlberto Giacometti at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
2 works by Alberto Giacometti

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Works from the Kenneth Tyler Collection of international prints

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Woman with Her Throat Cut, 1932
Woman Walking, 1932

Notable SitePeggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
4 works online

Notable SiteSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Notable SiteStädel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
Woman with Broken Shoulder (Femme, Épaule Cassée)

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut
Hands Holding the Void

Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Figure

Art Collection of the Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Colombia

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Beyeler Foundation Collection, Switzerland

Bibliotheque Nationale de France (in French)  

Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, Illinois
Femme Couchee

Centre Pompidou, Paris (in French)  
Information about the 2007-2008 exhibition L'Atelier d'Alberto Giacometti

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Currier Gallery of Art, New Hampshire

Didrichsen Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Femme bras tronqués

Fondation de l'Hermitage, Lausanne, Switzerland
Several images from the 2002 exhibition: "Alberto Giacometti: The Mature Years"

Haifa Museum, Haifa, Israel

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington - Provenance Research Project
Untitled, graphite drawing, 1921-23

Kunsthaus Zurich
Note the links to Giacometti's works on the lower left of the page: Frühe Werke (Early Works), Surrealistische Werke (Surrealist Works), Reife Werke (Mature Works), Gemälde (Painting), Die Neuen Räume (New Areas)

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
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Kunstmuseum Lucerne, Switzerland
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Alberto Giacometti in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark
Homme qui marche, 1960
(click on the thumbnail to see a larger image)

Manchester City Art Gallery, UK

Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Femme de Venise VI, bronze sculpture, 1956

Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
Large Seated Woman

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota

MUMOK - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna
(You need to click the "right" arrow fifteen times)

Musée Cantini, Marseilles, France (in French)  
Portrait de Diego ou Tête noire

Musee Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland (in French)  
Giacometti: Paris sans fin

Musee Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland (in French)  
Piz de la Margna, 1924

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

Palm Springs Desert Museum, California
Tête De Diego Sur Socle (Head of Diego), 1958

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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2 works by Alberto Giacometti online

Pomona College Museum of Art, California
Click on "View objects by this artist"

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey
Male Saint and Two Figures (copy after Byzantine mosaic?)

Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Saint Louis, Missouri
Click "Index of Artists" for 3 works by Giacometti

Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, England
Standing Woman

Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (in German)  
Standing Figure - Head en face - Standing Figure

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart (in German)  
Femme debout (Woman Standing)

State Museums of Berlin

Tate Gallery, London, UK

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
Head of Diego, 1956 (keep clicking "Next" to see it)

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
Venetian Woman IX, 1956-57 (keep clicking "Next" to see it)

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
- to switch to English, scroll to the bottom of the page and click "English Version"
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University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Alberta, Canada
Tete de Diego

Von der Heydt-Museum, Wuppertal, Germany (in German)  

Walker Art Center, Minnesota

 
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)  

Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIKART)  
Click "works" & search for artworks; click "exhibitions" & search for current exhibitions worldwide

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

 
Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Artarchiv Sample Artist Signatures
Scroll down to signature 101

Christie's Past Sale Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Lempertz Auction Gallery, Cologne, Germany -- Highlights from Past Sales
2 sculptures online as you scroll down the page

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive   NEW!
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

 
Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteDigital Images — Photography by Ron Reznick
Tall Figure IV, 1960

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

Boston College Fine Arts Department

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Mary Ann Sullivan's Digital Imaging Project
Stehende III

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

PBase Photo Sharing
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University of Michigan SILS Art Image Browser

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Ben Elwes Fine Art, London, UK -- Notable past sales
Tête noire (Diego), 1951

Dickinson Agents and Dealers in Fine Art, London, UK -- Notable past sales

Kilidavid

Museo Virtual del Surrealismo
The Surrealist Table

Philippe Gambette Web Site (in French)  
Photographs from the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

The Fine Arts Conservancy, Florida
Interesting before-and-after examples of artwork restorations
Standing Woman, bronze

 
Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Alberto Giacometti  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteGrove Dictionary of Art Online (excerpt)  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Antiques & Fine Art Magazine
Head, stainless steel sculpture, 1957

California Literary Review
2 works online

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

The London Evening Standard
"The status symbol that commanded a king's ransom", 2010 article by Brian Sewell

The New York Observer
"In Art, Genes Matter: Giacometti at MOMA", article by Hilton Kramer

The New York Observer
"The Lust Exhibition Burnishes Giacometti", article by Hilton Kramer

The New Yorker
"The Thin Man", 2001 article by Peter Schjeldahl

The Village Voice
"Figure One", 2001 article by Jerry Saltz

Time Magazine
"An Obsession with Seeing", 1974 article by Robert Hughes


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