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Walking Man I, 1960, Alberto Giacometti.

Artistically I am still a child with a whole life ahead of me to discover and create. I want something, but I won’t know what it is until I succeed in doing it.


Alberto Giacometti


AT HOME IN SWITZERLAND

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The Mountain Road, ca. 1919, Alberto Giacometti.


IN THE STUDIO

Alberto Giacometti sitting in his studio surrounded by sculptures

Untitled (Alberto Giacometti and His Sculptures, Paris, France), 1951. Photograph by Gordon Parks. 


I paint and sculpt to get a grip on reality . . . to protect myself.

Alberto Giacometti


THE STAGE


That's the terrible thing: the more one works on a picture, the more impossible it becomes to finish it.

Alberto Giacometti

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The Nose, 1947–49, Alberto Giacometti.


ABANDONED PURSUITS

The Dog

The Dog, 1951, Alberto Giacometti.

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Tall Woman IV, 1960–61, Alberto Giacometti.


What I am looking for is not happiness. I work solely because it is impossible for me to do anything else.

Alberto Giacometti






Images: Walking Man I, 1960, Alberto Giacometti, Swiss, 1901–1966, bronze, 180.5 × 27 × 97 cm, Fondation Giacometti, © Succession Alberto Giacometti / ADAGP, Paris, 2022. The Mountain Road, ca. 1919, Alberto Giacometti, Swiss, 1901–1966, watercolor and pencil on paper, 22 × 29 cm, Fondation Giacometti, © Succession Alberto Giacometti / ADAGP, Paris, 2022. Untitled (Alberto Giacometti and His Sculptures, Paris, France), 1951. Photograph by Gordon Parks. Archives, Fondation Giacometti. Courtesy and Copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation.  The Nose, 1947–49, Alberto Giacometti, Swiss, 1901–1966, bronze, painted metal, cotton rope, 80.9 × 70.5 × 40.6 cm., Fondation Giacometti, © Succession Alberto Giacometti / ADAGP, Paris, 2022. The Dog, 1951, Alberto Giacometti, bronze with dark gray patina, 18 1/8 × 38 1/4 × 6 in., Partial and promised gift of Jon and Mary Shirley, in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the Seattle Art Museum, 2000.220, © Alberto Giacometti Estate. Tall Woman IV, 1960–61, Alberto Giacometti, Swiss, 1901–1966, bronze, 270 × 31.5 × 56.5 cm, Fondation Giacometti, © Succession Alberto Giacometti / ADAGP, Paris, 2022.


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