Alberto Giacometti by Christian Klemm
Giacometti's roughly sculpted figures stretch up thin and tall. Despite, or because of, their simplicity, I love spending time looking at them (See the Milwaukee Art Museum). Apparently other art lovers like looking at them too. I just read an article in the New York Times about a recent auction of one of Giacometti's sculptures. His 6 foot tall bronze, "Walking Man I," sold for $92.5 million. This is a record price, more than a Picasso or a Van Gogh. I was shocked. I instantly wanted to know more. Klemm's beautifully illustrated book follows Giacometti's life and works from beginning to end. I was delighted to discover many wonderful sketches and paintings that I was not aware of. Check catalog for availability.
Submitted by Paula N. @ MPL Central