L’homme au doigt

Alberto Giacometti was an Italian sculpture who was born on the 10th of October 1901 in the canton Graubünden’s southerly alpine valley Val Bregaglia, as the eldest of four children to Giovanni Giacometti, a well-known post-Impressionist painter. Alberto Giacometti was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draughts-man and print maker. Growing up, he had a strong artistic background and as such was interested in art from an early age. He made a lot of Art works but his record breaking spectacular bronze sculpture work which is “L’homme au doigt” meaning the pointing man which was made in 1947 is still by far his most remarkable piece so far as it was sold at Christie’s New York in May 2015 for $141.3m, making it the most expensive sculpture ever auctioned. Sadly Giacometti died in 1966 of heart disease (pericardia) and chronic bronchitis at the Kantonsspital in Chur, Switzerland.

Man Pointing 1947 by Alberto Giacometti 1901-1966
Man Pointing 1947 Alberto Giacometti 1901-1966 Purchased 1949 http://www.tate.org.uk/art/work/N05939

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