L’Homme qui marche I

L’Homme qui marche I which literally means “The Walking Man I” is the name given to any one of the cast bronze sculptures that comprise six numbered editions plus four artist proofs created by Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti. Of the six editions created, the second edition of the cast of the sculpture became one of the most expensive works of art ever sold at an auction, and the most expensive sculpture. The sculpture was bought by Lily Safra, widow of the prominent Lebanese banker Edmond Safra for £58 million but Including the buyer’s premium and all other expenses, the price reached a whooping £65 million which equate $103.7 million.

Vistel walks past Giacometti's sculpture Walking Man I during the inauguration of Alberto Giacometti. A Retrospective at the Picasso Museum in Malaga
Alberto and Annette Giacometti Foundation’s President Jacques Vistel walks past Alberto Giacometti’s sculpture titled “Walking Man I” during the inauguration of “Alberto Giacometti. A Retrospective” exhibition at the Picasso Museum in Malaga, southern Spain October 17, 2011. Featuring over 165 works, it is the first retrospective of the Swiss artist to be held in Spain in more than 20 years, and will run until February 5, 2012. REUTERS/Jon Nazca (SPAIN – Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT) – RTR2SR4U

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