To celebrate the legacy and career of Alberto Giacometti, one of the great twentieth century artists, both the Sainsbury Centre and Tate Modern are hosting exhibitions to showcase some of his most memorable and best loved work.
From 9th May – 10th September 2017 Tate Modern will display an exclusive collection of Giacometti’s work, including; ‘some never before seen plasters and drawings alongside more familiar bronze sculptures and oil paintings.’ To find out more, as well as get information on how you can secure tickets, visit the Tate website now.
Can’t wait till 2017 to see his work in the flesh? To mark the 50th anniversary of Giacometti’s death, the Sainsbury Centre will also be running an exhibit from 23rd April – 29th August 2016. Focusing on his artistic influence on Britain and on artists such as Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud and Isabel Rawsthorne, the exhibit will feature a variety of key paintings, drawings and sculptures. For more information, or to get your tickets before the exhibit closes in August, visit their webpage.
Published in conjunction with the Sainsbury Centre exhibit and an excellent visual companion to the real life works, Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time explores key themes as well as the context in which he produced his finest pieces.
Read this book or are you checking out one of these exhibits for yourself? We’d love to know what your favourite Giacometti pieces are. Comment below or tweet us a picture of you at the exhibit.