Alberto Giacometti

Masterpieces from the Fondation Maeght

24 October 2015 – 24 January 2016
Alberto Giacometti is regarded as the grand master of creative doubt in 20th century art. "I see my characters in front of me: Each one, even the apparently completed, a fragment, each one a failure." The American artist Barnett Newman said of Giacometti's elongated, curiously rapt sculptures that they looked as if they were made out of spit.

Giacometti has been represented since the early 1950s by the Parisian Galerie Maeght. Numerous Giacometti graphics were also done in fruitful cooperation with the gallery owner and publisher Aimé Maeght. The artist was given a place of honour in the  Fondation Maeght, opened in 1964, in the form of the "Giacometti Court".   The Fondation has the world's largest Giacometti collection outside Switzerland and is the source of the 140 works being shown in Münster.

This exhibition is presented with the kind support of the savings banks in Westphalia-Lippe.


Bildtitel (von oben nach unten):
Alberto Giacometti, L'Homme qui marche II, 1960, Bronze
Alberto Giacometti, Le Chien, 1951, Bronze
Alberto Giacometti, Femme de Venise V, 1956, Bronze
Alle abgebildeten Werke stammen aus der Collection Fondation Marguerite et Aimé Maeght, Saint-Paul.
(c) Succession Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris,  + ADAGP, Paris) 2015