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Giacometti sculpture poised to set auction record

Giacometti sculpture poised to set record for a sculpture at auction, estimated to bring $130M

Giacometti sculpture poised to set auction record

NEW YORK (AP) -- A rare life-size sculpture by Alberto Giacometti could set a record at auction next month where it's expected to bring around $130 million.

Christie's is offering "Pointing Man" in New York on May 11.

The record for a sculpture at auction is $104.3 million for Giacometti's "Walking Man I."

The 5-foot-high (1.5-meter-high) bronze sculpture of a spindly figure with his arms extended has been in the same private collection for 45 years.

Giacometti made six casts of the work. Four are in museum collections, including in London's Tate Gallery and New York's Museum of Modern Art.

The Swiss artist died in 1966.


Updated : 2021-09-18 19:59 GMT+08:00