On view at Guggenheim Museum in NY through September 12, 2018, Giacometti – a comprehensive exhibition in collaboration with the Giacometti Foundation in Paris. Alberto Giacometti (1906-1966) investigated the human figure in his works of bronze, plaster, oil and drawings.
Giacometti was born in the Swiss village of Borgonovo, later moving to Paris in 1922 to set up his studio in the the artists’ quarter of Montparnasse. His father, Giovanni, a Post-Impressionist painter, introduced him to painting and sculpture at an early age. Giacometti pursued a deep interest in Cubism and Surrealism during his early years in Paris. He also was influenced by African, Cycladic, Egyptian, and Oceanic art.