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Friday, February 5, 2010

L’Homme qui Marche I (Walking Man I) by Alberto Giacometti sets world record

In the auction of Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale that took place this February 3rd at Sotheby's (London), a piece of the swiss sculpture Alberto Giacometti was sold for £65,001,250/€74,185,983/$104,327,006 (about £58 million without the buyer's premium)
L’homme qui marche I (Walking Man I), a life-size bronze sculpture with 183 cm height from 1960, set a world record for a piece of sculpture sold at auction, previously held by the 5000 year-old mesopotamian statue Guennol Lioness (Sotheby's 2007).
The sculpture was sold by the Commerzbank which took possession of it when acquired the Dresdner Bank in 2009.
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1 comment:

história e arte said...

Hi José!! :)

belo blog!!