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Alberto Giacometti’s Grande Tête Mince Sold for More than $50 Million

Alberto Giacometti’s Grande Tête Mince sold for more than it’s top end valuation of $50million at Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern evening sale. This bronze sculpture reached $50,005,000, which is actually 138 times above it’s weight in gold. The 25 1/2 inch artwork is a sculpt of Alberto’s brother Diego created in a style unique to Giacometti. The narrow figures are characteristic of a lot of his work. Although detail is very much abstracted some family resemblance can be seen between Grande tête mince and the etching above.

Alberto Giacometti’s Grande Tête Mince Sculpture Fetches $50 Milllon

“To me sculpture is not an object of beauty but a way for me to try to understand a bit better what I see in a given head, to understand a bit better what appeals to me about it and what I admire in it,” Giacometti explained.

Sotheby’s sale of Impressionist & Modern Art, held on 6th November 2013 in New York achieved an impressive and market-reassuring $290,244,000.

Alberto Giacometti’s Grande Tête Mince Sculpture Fetches $50 Milllon Alberto Giacometti’s Grande Tête Mince Sculpture Fetches $50 Milllon

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Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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