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A real treat in Zagreb this September A real treat in Zagreb this September

Giacometti and his thin men coming to Zagreb

By  Aug 14, 2016

This September an exibition of Alberto Giacometti's art works will open at the Art Pavilion in Zagreb and will present the works of the later phases of this great European sculptor created between 1956 and 1960.

The emphasis will be put on Giacometti's sculptures of the so called ''thin people'' i.e. thin and elongated men and women he is best known for, a cycle of sculptures ''Women from Venice'' which brought him praise in 1956 at the Biennale of Contemporary Art in Venice, and a sculpture ''The Walking Man'' which is among the most expensive art works in the world. All together nine sculptures, twelve drawings and twenty lithographs, 41 works of art by this Swiss artist who lived and worked in Paris. In the focus of his works is the representation of a human figure.

Within the series ''The greatest sculptors of the 20th century'' and after the successful exhibitions of Rodin and Miró, this exhibition is coming to Zagreb's Art Pavilion from the Maeght foundation, the private museum from France. The exhibition costs are around 2 million Kunas.

Giacometti's sculpture of ''The Walking Man'' was sold for $104.3 million at an auction in 2010, which made it the most expensive sculpture in the world at the time. However another Giacometti's sculpture of ''The Pointing Man'' or ''L’homme au doigt'', a life sized sculpture of a thin man created in just one night, was sold for record-breaking $141 million and became the most valuable sculpture on the planet.

The exhibition in Zagreb opens on the 20th of September 2016 and ends on the 8th of January 2017.

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