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Paris Giacometti foundation launches website

Online database of authenticated works now numbers more than 1,000 pieces

Alberto Giacometti modelling a bust of Yanaihara in his studio in Paris, 1960. Photo: Annette Giacometti © Giacometti Estate

The Paris-based Alberto and Annette Giacometti Foundation has launched a website, which provides research and information on the provenance of works—a significant move for a market susceptible to forgeries.

“This new website is a reference point for Giacometti,” says a foundation spokeswoman. “It finally makes publicly available research conducted by the foundation team in the past nine years [in areas including] provenance, exhibition history and bibliography.”

An online database of authenticated works, which previously included 90 items, now numbers more than 1,000 pieces. There are also details of the foundation’s own collection comprising 5,000 works by Giacometti, including 87 paintings and 112 bronzes.

The Giacometti-Stiftung Foundation in Zurich and the Berthoud family have 3/8 of the rights to Giacometti’s work, though the Alberto and Annette Giacometti Foundation has the majority stake (5/8) in the estate’s moral and patrimonial rights (including the right to publish and reproduce).

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12 Dec 12
15:3 CET

JOHN MCCREERY, LUDLOW FALLS, OHIO

Making a living history

28 Nov 12
16:11 CET

WEB EDITOR, NEW YORK

Thanks Andie, we've fixed the link!

28 Nov 12
15:48 CET

ANDIE, MONTREAL

The link to the website is not working!

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