On 11 July auctioneer Jacques Tajan will be offering eighteen works by Giacometti, consigned for sale from the estate of the artist’s wife Annette Arm who died last year. Around FFr30 million (£3.5 million; $5.3 million) is expected for the fourteen sculptures and four pictures. The major piece is a sculptural ensemble, “La clairière” of 1950, a group of nine figures walking on the spot, estimate FFr6 million. “Lothar II” is a single figure gazing ahead with a fixed regard (estimate FFr1.5 million). The artist’s family in the form of his brother Diego and his wife are represented by three portrait bronzes, while the paintings are “Caroline à la robe rouge” of 1965, “Yanaihara”, “Nu debout” and “Portrait de Pierre Josse”.
Originally appeared in The Art Newspaper as 'Eighteen Giacomettis from his wife’s estate'