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Most expensive sculpture Pointing Man

Detail of the Most expensive sculpture Pointing Man

Detail of the Most expensive sculpture Pointing Man

Pointing Man by Alberto Giacometti has become the most expensive sculpture ever sold at auction. The work of the Swiss master was sold in New York for 141.3 million dollars, according to Russian Information Agency Novosti. 180-centimeter bronze sculpture, created in 1947, is considered one of the most expensive lots in the auction Christie’s “Forward to the past.” Its estimated cost was $ 130 million. More expensive at this auction was estimated a Picasso painting “Women of Algiers (version O).”

'L’homme au doigt' (Pointing Man) sold for $126 million, or $141.3 million with fees, in Christie's May 11, 2015

‘L’homme au doigt’ (Pointing Man) sold for $126 million, or $141.3 million with fees, in Christie’s May 11, 2015

“The Pointing Man” is considered unique because Giacometti painted the sculpture with his own hand. So far, the most expensive sculpture of the master was “Walking Man I”. In 2010, this composition was sold for 104 million US dollars

Pablo Picasso, Les femmes d’Alger, 1955, version O. Private collection

Pablo Picasso, Les femmes d’Alger, 1955, version O. Private collection

Most expensive sculpture Pointing Man

Lot 29 A – the most expensive sculpture ever sold Pointing Man by Alberto Giacometti

180-centimeter bronze sculpture was created by the Swiss master in 1947. It was considered one of the most expensive lots in the auction Christie’s “Forward to the past.” Presales forecast of experts, the preliminary cost it $ 130 million. More expensive at the current bid was evaluated only Picasso painting “Women of Algiers (Version O)” (Les femmes d’Alger (Version “O”), estimated at $ 140 million and sold for 179, 365 million dollars.

Alberto Giacometti (10 October 1901 – 11 January 1966) – Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman and print-maker

Alberto Giacometti (10 October 1901 – 11 January 1966) – Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman and print-maker

Alberto Giacometti – known sculptor and artist of the XX century, the darling of Parisian Bohemia 30-40s. One of his most famous works is the sculpture “Walking Man” in 1960. Giacometti – a bright figure in the surrealist and expressionist art direction. His works are among the most expensive in today’s art market.

Lot 29 A Most expensive sculpture Pointing Man

Lot 29 A Most expensive sculpture Pointing Man

Total on Monday, Christie’s put up for auction in New York on 35 brightest and most significant works of masters of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.

Three Men Walking II, 1949, Metropolitan Museum

Three Men Walking II, 1949, Metropolitan Museum

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