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Surreal work

Sculptures such as Femme couchée qui rêve fascinated the Surrealists and Giacometti became part of their circle: suddenly works of art divorced from reality were no longer required; rather, the Surrealists expected objects for psychological and physical use – fetishes onto which desires and aggressions can be projected. These sculptures transmute into appliances, which posit the possibility of human action – press a lever to trigger a symbolically charged movement – a new type of art, playful and unsettling, symbolically precise and simultaneously enigmatic.

Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966)
Fleur en danger, 1932
Wood, metal and plaster, 56 x 78 x 18 cm
Alberto Giacometti Foundation, 1965
© Alberto Giacometti Estate / ProLitteris, Zürich
Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966)
Fleur en danger, 1932
Wood, metal and plaster, 56 x 78 x 18 cm
Alberto Giacometti Foundation, 1965
© Alberto Giacometti Estate / ProLitteris, Zürich