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Alberto Giacometti
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Artist
    (October 10, 1901-January 11, 1966)
    Born in Borgonovo, Switzerland
    Sculptor, painter and printmaker
    Known for sculptures with elongated torsos and limbs
    Sculptures include 'City Square,' 'The Palace at 4 A.M.,' 'Man Walking,' 'Three Men Walking,' 'Tall Woman,' 'Woman of Venice' and 'Large Head'
    He smoked 80 cigarettes a day.
    He would wear the same outfit day after day.
    A biographer noted that he and playwright Samuel Beckett would 'bump into each other in Montparnasse around midnight [and] go to the same brothels together.'
    He kept his wife on a short allowance while showering money on a prostitute he became enamored of (and used as a model for the last six years of his life).
    He was often paralyzed by self-doubt, such as spending an entire winter reworking a sketch or having the subject of a sculpture sit for him 400 times.
    He began painting and sculpting in his teens.
    He was influenced by art from Africa and Oceania.
    He walked with a permanent limp after being struck by a drunk driver (1938).
    He was depicted on the Swiss 100 franc banknote (1998).
    His 'Walking Man I' set a record for most expensive sculpture when it sold at Sotheby's acution house for $103.7 million (2010).

Credit: C. Fishel


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