Alberto Giacometti

L'homme au doigt

Found at Christies, New York
Looking Forward to the Past, Lot 29 A
11. May - 11. May 2015
Estimate: 130.000.000 - 150.000.000 USD
Price realised: 141.285.000 USD
signed and numbered 'A Giacometti 6/6' (on the top of the base); inscribed with foundry mark 'Alexis Rudier Fondeur Paris' (on the back of the base)
bronze with patina and hand-painted by the artist
Height: 69 7/8 in. (177.5 cm.)
Conceived in 1947.
Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York. | Fred H. and Betty P. Olsen, Guilford, CT (acquired from the above, 1953). | Sidney Janis Gallery, New York. | Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1 May 1970.

A top price for Alberto Giacometti - as previously expected

The work L'homme au doigt by Alberto Giacometti was sold in the Looking Forward to the Past auction at Christies in New York in May 2015. The price achieved of USD 141,285,000 (€ 128,511,006) was within expectations - the estimate range had previously been given by the auction house as USD 130,000,000 - 150,000,000. Even if this result could not surprise positively, L'homme au doigt is the most expensive artwork by Alberto Giacometti that we have observed at auctions so far.

Ein Spitzenpreis mit Ansage

Die Arbeit L'homme au doigt von Alberto Giacometti kam im Mai 2015 bei Christies in New York zur Auktion. Der dabei erzielte Preis von USD 141.285.000 (€ 128.511.006) lag im Rahmen der Erwartungen – die Schätzpreisspanne war von dem Auktionshaus zuvor mit USD 130.000.000 – 150.000.000 angegeben worden. Auch wenn das Ergebnis damit nicht positiv überraschen konnte, ist L'homme au doigt das teuerste Kunstwerk von Alberto Giacometti, das wir bisher bei Auktionen beobachtet haben.

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