Alberto Giacometti

Giacometti, De Chirico and Alfa Romeo cars lead Sotheby's $283m New York sales after major museum works abruptly pulled

Following weeks of controversy, the Baltimore Museum of Art withdrew two paintings just hours before the auction while many other works sold near low estimates

Sotheby's to offer monumental Giacometti bronze in rare 'sealed bid' sale with a minimum bid of $90m

Last sold at auction for $4.9m, offers on the work will be reviewed ahead of the auction house's contemporary and Impressionist and Modern art evening sales on 28 October in New York

China’s Giacometti and Picasso museum delayed by coronavirus

Launch of Beijing venue combining works by both artists is postponed—and some loans in doubt


Museum dedicated to Picasso and Giacometti to launch in Beijing

Paris-based institutions Musée National Picasso and the Fondation Giacometti will open space in 798 district next June

Sculpture knocked over by cat revealed as authentic Giacometti, which sold for £500,000 at Christie's

Featured on the BBC's Fake or Fortune TV show, the sculptor's Tête qui regarde was badly repaired after it was felled by a family feline

Three to See: Basel

From a gesamtkunstwerk designed to awaken the senses to a five-decade survey of Bruce Nauman

Giacometti’s chaotic Paris studio brought back to life

Reconstruction at heart of new research centre preserves spirit of artist’s cluttered creative space

Bacon and Giacometti go head to head in show at Fondation Beyeler

Swiss museum hosts first major comparative exhibition of the two artists

New institute to reconstruct Giacometti's studio in Paris

Space founded by the Giacometti Foundation will also include a research centre and a venue for temporary shows

Tate survey exhibition reunites Giacometti’s Venice Biennale sculptures for first time in 60 years

This display aims to flesh out Giacometti's practice, which is not limited to his iconic bronze figures

Galleria Borghese exhibition juxtaposes Giacometti and its own inventory of historic sculpture

Comparisons between the Swiss superstar sculptor and the greats of previous centuries are inevitable

German museum wants to swap its Giacometti for another Giacometti

The Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg wants to sell the sculpture La Jambe—a key work in its collection—so it can purchase a painting by the artist

Exhibition at Hamburger Kunsthalle to approach Giacometti as an early land artist

The Swiss artist’s unrealised sculptural compositions are on loan from the Guggenheim Collection

Dealer uses intimidation tactics at Parisian Giacometti foundation in mission to recover forged lamps

Policy decrees that works determined to be fake must be handed over to the authorities so that they cannot re-enter the market

Paris foundation loses battle to cast bronzes from original Giacometti plasters

The decision, backed by the Zurich's Giacometti Stiftung and the Berthoud family, has been appealed

Man who posed as count in Giacometti scam handed nine-year sentence by German courts

This ruling concludes a case launched after discovery of 1,150 fake sculptures


A warm welcome at Sunnylands as the favourite retreat of American presidents gets a new visitor centre

The continuing restoration of the home makes it fit for a queen (Queen Elizabeth II to be precise)

“He enabled me to know myself better”: Interview with Giacometti's last surviving muse, Paola Carola

One of the sculptor's models reflects upon his enduring influence and how he changed her life

March 2011archive

Dealers named in Giacometti fraud case sentenced to two years' imprisonment as over 1,150 sculptures of dubious provenance surface

However, the two chief defendants must wait until all evidence has been seen before the verdict can be given

Eykyn Maclean's debut exhibition in New York to boast Giacometti's Grande Tête Mince

The show revolves around the family of Silvio Berthoud, who was Giacometti's nephew

March 2010archive

Giacometti 'fakes' seized in alleged counterfeiting ring in Germany

A series of books, presumed to have been written by the suspect and claiming the artist's brother hid a secret stash of his works, were presented as provenance

Posthumous Giacometti sculptures sold at Gagosian

Pieces represent first $10m in a probable $54m deal

Stolen art discovered in reclusive collector’s estate

Christie’s and the Stair Galleries both cancelled sales as a result

Gagosian in controversial $54m Giacometti deal

“Preposterous plan to create additional sculptures,” says rival PaceWildenstein

Foundation circumventing directions of Giacometti's late wife by limiting collection's exposure, says brother-in-law

Mr Arm, who previously contested his sister's will, now asks that part of the estate goes to auction

New Lefevre/Gibson collaborative gallery christened with London's first ever Giacometti show

All fifteen of the drawings that make up the display - running until 15 December - are available to purchase

The Giacometti Foundation becomes a reality at long last, but lawsuits brought against the Association wear on

In accordance with the president of the Foundation's emphasis on turning over a new leaf, none of the Association's members have been elected to the board


Former French Foreign Minister and a leading auctioneer ordered to trial over money kept back from Giacometti estate sales

Roland Dumas and Jacques Tajan face accusations of abuse of confidence after evidence suggests proceeds from auction were illicitly retained

Association Giacometti's dwindling funds compel Paris courts to sue

Their problems could be blamed on the troubled stock market or an ongoing lawsuit between the directors and the executor of the bequest


Christie's Giacometti sale stopped half way through and last 12 lots revoked

Once enough money to pay off the Giacometti Association's bills had been made, the sale was brought to the close, to the chagrin of foreign buyers

Art marketarchive

Christie's Giacometti sale overshadowed by interference of French auctioneers and Giacometti Association protests

The auction was moved to Drouot after commisaire-priseurs' took objection to court-directed sales legislature being overlooked

Giacometti Association consigns sculptures and illustrated book to Christie's for auction as legal fees mount

The estate was bequeathed to the Giacometti Association as a temporary measure to clear the way for a foundation, although these plans were derailed by Roland Dumas's misconduct

Giacometti's expressions of moment-to-moment mortal experience to be subject of centenary exhibition at the Fondation de l'Hermitage

While the retrospective spans every stage of his career, his portraits of Robert Sainsbury and other members of the Sainsbury Family constitute the focal point

Vasarely, Arp and Giacometti: The three French foundations plagued by lawsuits

The question of what exactly the artist would have wanted is ultimately unanswerable, and therefore liable to cause friction

Norwich's Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts marks 100 years since Giacometti's birth

Sir Robert and Lady Sainsbury's personal connection to Giacometti meant the committee had no trouble engaging lenders

What's On in New York: Brooklyn Museum of Art registers the interaction between design and technology; Giacometti's centenary at the MOMA

How apocalyptic crises in the twentieth century - the endgame - permeated the familiar and the practical

Art marketarchive

How has the Hain affair affected the market?

Prices have never been higher, but selectivity is vital

Archives seized from Giacometti Association following family's wishes

Archives, boxes of drawings and documents pertaining to court procedures were confiscated by bailiffs, following the freezing of their assets last year

Kunsthaus Zurich holds exhibition in celebration Giacometti’s centenary

In order to make possible such an extensive exhibition, the museum collaborated with the Pompidou and New York's MOMA, who consented to send over his more breakable pieces

Two exhibitions celebrating the centenary of Giacometti's birth examine the fruitful relationships he shared with artists to which he was bonded by blood or everything but

While the Fondazione Mazzotta concentrates on how mountainous terrain shaped the family psyche, his associations with Balthus and Cartier-Bresson are made clear in the European Academy's "Friendship: the only land"

Letters to the Editor: “Alberto Giacometti did not use Redoutey’s foundry”

The director of the Giacometti Association, Mary Lisa Palmer, corrects our coverage of the Giacometti plaster models and demystifies the forthcoming Giacometti Foundation

March 1999archive

'The biggest contemporary art fraud of the century'

John Drewe probably faked as many as 200 pictures, tampering with archive material and duping the experts

Judge orders smashing of Giacometti plaster models

Founder of unauthorised casts sentenced to ten years


Unexplained blocking of proposals for Giacometti Foundation by French art authorities could point to a manipulative strategy

Delays over approving Giacometti Foundation suggest deliberate obstruction, so the only option remaining will be to hand over the collection to the state

Giacometti retrospective to be held at New York's Acquavella Galleries Inc.

Acquavella's good name has guaranteed the participation of several distinguished lenders

David Sylvester's matter-of-fact sagacity in new biography "Looking at Giacometti"

To his credit, Sylvester avoids dwelling on the artist's private life and bears down on the art

Art Baselarchive

Dealers at Art Basel play it safe in response to art market uncertainty

Return to the classics as galleries keep their eyes on selling

Eighteen Giacometti pieces from his wife’s estate to be sold by auctioneer Jacques Tajan

Sculptural ensemble "La clairière" is a standout, expected to reach up to 6 million francs

Obituary for Annette Giacometti

Both Giacometti's spouse and favourite subject, Annette's championing of his talent persisted after his passing

What's On in Paris: Marthe Wery's indoor infrastructure, Giacometti's drawings and John Coplans's images of anatomy

Also, Di Meo houses Jean-François Briant's agricultural symbols and Vidal-Saint Phalle partners with Saint-Etienne's Museum of Modern Art for Vincent Bioules show


French bronze founders propose action against forgery

Syndicat Général des Fondeurs de France decide on a code of conduct and a central register

Fake Giacometti furniture trial ends with jail sentences and fines for Jacques Redoutey and suppliers

Experts complain that large number of fakes in the market makes it difficult to identify authentic works

Your Diego Giacometti may well be a fake: Massive fraud network between Besançon, Geneva, Paris, London and New York

It is estimated that between 65-80% of Giacometti furniture and sculpture offered at auction since 1986 is fake

What's On: Giacometti's output fully represented in exhibition at Paris's Musée d'Art Modern de la Ville

Open until 15 March, the show may serve as an introduction to the sculptor for a post-war generation unfamiliar with his legacy