Luxembourg & Dayan New York will present a retrospective of Alberto Giacometti sculptures dating from 1935–1945. Featuring a series of small human figures created during the Second World War in France and Switzerland, It is the first exhibition in the United States dedicated exclusively to Giacometti’s works. Borne out of a period of political and historical unrest, the pieces represent a pivotal, transformative moment both in the world and Giacometti’s own career.
The figures are no more than three inches tall and thin as nails; in spite of their minuscule size, they have imposing presences. By representing people on a smaller scale, Giacometti reflects his own perception of scale and experience. As such, they are intimate in their smallness and details, yet intense in their monumentality. They also served as stepping stones to the style of elongated figure sculptures for which Giacometti became famous toward the end of his career.
The opening reception will be held on October 17 from 6 to 8 pm.
Alberto Giacometti: Intimate Intensity
October 17 – December 15, 2018
64 E 77th St, New York, NY 10075