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Alberto Giacometti - Standing Woman

Giacometti, Alberto (1901 - 1966)
Standing Woman 1958
h 130.7 x w 20.0 x d 34.5 cm
UEA 48
© The Estate of Alberto Giacometti (Fondation Giacometti, Paris and ADAGP, Paris), licensed in the UK by ACS and DACS, London 2014.

Giacometti created many elongated standing figures which have been interpreted as reflecting the fragile, precarious state of life in Europe after the Second World War. His male figures are always depicted as moving; his depictions of women are always motionless. Robert and Lisa Sainsbury saw this sculpture in the artist’s studio in its plaster state and convinced Giacometti to have it cast in bronze for them.

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