Giacometti Sculpture Could Fetch $100 Million at Auction

  • October 04, 2014 22:34

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Alberto Giacometti, 'Chariot,' painted bronze on wooden base, cast in 1951-52. Estimate: $100 million-plus.
Sotheby's

A work by Alberto Giacometti is expected to crack $100 million at auction next month, according to a Sotheby's statement.

The sculpture "Chariot" depicts a slender female figure atop an oversized chariot. Made of bronze on a wood base, the piece was created in 1950 and is at auction for first time.

"Few works of art capture a historical moment with the power and poignancy of Giacometti's Chariot," said Simon Shaw of Sotheby's Worldwide Impressionist and Modern Art Department.

"With its connotations of healing, strength and magic, this heroic sculpture is a symbol of renewal following the Second World War."

The piece headlines Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art Sale in New York on Nov. 4.


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