Exhibition preview: Alberto Giacometti at Tate Modern

The major retrospective features more than 250 works by the Swiss artist

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08 May 2017

The first major Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) retrospective in the UK for more than two decades will open in May at Tate Modern. The show, which will feature more than 250 works, will chart the career of the Swiss painter-sculptor across five decades and includes some plaster works and drawings which have never been exhibited before.

One of the highlights of the exhibition will be the inclusion of Giacometti’s Women of Venice (1956), a group of sculptures created for the Venice Biennale, which is being brought back together for the first time since their creation.

The exhibition will also include a selection of other seminal Giacometti works including Man Pointing (1947), Falling Man (1950) and major paintings such as Diego Seated (1948) and Caroline in a Red Dress (c.1964-5).

Alberto Giacometti runs at Tate Modern from May 10 – September 10. For more information, go here

Woman of Venice - 1956 (All pics: Alberto Giacometti Estate, ACS/DACS, 2017)

Woman of Venice 1956 (All pics: Alberto Giacometti Estate, ACS/DACS, 2017)

Head of Woman [Flora Mayo] (1926)

Head of Woman [Flora Mayo] 1926

Woman with her Throat Cut (1932)

Woman with her Throat Cut 1932

Man Pointing (1947)

Man Pointing 1947


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