Giacometti Sculpture Beats Garçon à la Pipe

We had thought that Pablo Picasso’s art pieces were the most expensive till date, but this bronze Giacometti sculpture took away the glory from the Pablo Picasso’s Garçon à la Pipe and made the spotlight shine over it, at a recent auction held in London. This piece of art built in the year 1961, carved a niche for itself and was proclaimed as ‘ the most expensive work of art’.

The Giacometti sculpture of Alberto Giacometti’s L’Homme Qui Marche I, sold for an extortionate $104,327,006 (£65,001,250) leaving all the bidders dumb folded as its price eclipsed the record set by the Garçon à la Pipe, built by Pablo Picasso in the year 1905.
Last year it was acquired by the Commerz bank from the Dresdner Bank for a whooping $104,327,006 (£65,001,250) and this year it stands out to create another landmark.

The sculpture is of a skinny man with spidery legs and charred skin(as if it were some kind of mummy).Though it may have an artistic beauty to it, but it certainly will not attract your attention if you were a passerby. It had got the soothsayers predicting that it would go for 50 million dollars, but it went for more than 100 million dollars!

via: artinfo

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