For decades, the work of Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti has overshadowed that of his lesser known brother Diego (1902-1985), also a sculptor as well as designer. It’s Diego’s work, however, that moves into the spotlight at Bonhams’ Post War and Contemporary Art and Design sale on April 13 in London, where one of his steel and glass tables is expected to sell for $113,000-$145,000.
Another Giacometti offering in the sale is a bronze frame and leather stool, “Tabouret en X,” estimated at $48,000-$64,500. Also in the auction are two of Diego’s bronze models dated 1975, “Tete de Cheval” and “Tete de Lionne.” In the case of these items, his brother’s shadow is rather harder to escape. Alberto’s “Walking Man” sold in February, 2010 at Sotheby’s London for over $104 million, the highest price ever paid for a sculpture. Diego’s works are each expected to sell for around $10,000.
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