American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Giacometti, Alberto 1901-1966. Swiss sculptor, painter, and surrealist who is best known for his elongated sculptures of human figures, such as Walking Man (1960).
- n. Swiss sculptor and painter known for his bronze sculptures of elongated figures (1901-1966)
“Giacometti" shows works by Swiss Modernist sculptor, painter and draftsman Alberto Giacometti (1901-66).”
“Giacometti's ELISABETTA,' I find him writing, 'fetched the house vastly.”
“Giacometti's Code' - The New York Review of Books”
“An ashy-hued 1956 Giacometti painting, "Man," also went unsold.”
“Some of the artists featured, like the Belgian-born Pierre Alechinsky, the Colombian Fernando Botero, the Swiss Diego Giacometti or the German Anselm Kiefer, are familiar names, though many others are less well-known.”
“Even Alberto Giacometti , the thin-man modernist sculptor from Switzerland, fell flat.”
“This is not like working with a Giacometti, where one has a sense of the patina.”
“That's down from last winter's $544 million total, mainly because dealers said the latest round didn't offer a masterpiece on par with last winter's $104.3 million Alberto Giacometti "Walking Man I.”
“You're never going to get closer to your inner Giacometti than this.”
“Which brings to mind the wonderful quotation by Diego Giacometti when asked about his choice, 'You don't have to explain what animals mean.”
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