Behind the Struggle for a Collection of Giacometti Works and Photographs

July 7th, 2016

The top half of Alberto Giacometti's "L'homme Au Doigt" (Pointing man) sculpture is pictured at Christie's Auction House in the Manhattan borough of New YorkReuters reports on the ongoing battle for a collection of 16 Giacometti sketches and over 100 photographs by the Swiss artist and his friends.  A lawsuit was filed by the Alberto and Annette Giacometti Foundation, claiming the works were stolen from its holdings.  “It offers a very important documentation of the artist and his private side,” says Katharina Ammann, a Swiss art expert.  “It is also the perfect accompaniment for the few Giacometti works already part of the Grisons museum’s collection.”

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