Portrait d'Alberto Giacometti par Arnold Newman
Portrait d'Alberto Giacometti par Arnold Newman

Du 13 March to 11 June 2019

The artist’s studio

Photographs of Alberto Giacometti’s studio
in counterpoint to the
"Alberto Giacometti, a modern adventure” exhibition

The artist’s studio

The studio in rue Hippolyte-Maindron in Paris, which Giacometti occupied for over 40 years, was much frequented by the photographers of his day.
Seldom exhibited, the photographs that were taken there lead us into the very heart of the artist’s creative processes.

This installation of photographs of Giacometti’s studio brings together a large number of prints belonging to the Giacometti Foundation, taken between the late 1920s and the artist’s death in 1966. The works of such famous photographers as Brassaï, Robert Doisneau, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Ernst Scheidegger, Simone Weiss as well as photographs by Giacometti’s friends and loved ones, including his wife Annette, highlight the timeless character of the living and creative environment reproduced here.
The many photographs taken in the studio bear witness to their creators’ attraction to this very special setting, whether expressed in portraits of the artist at work or in views of its nooks and crannies, every one of them taken over by Giacometti’s creations. They also provide an opportunity to catch a glimpse of the artist’s works in their birthplace and see how Giacometti lived with them on a daily basis, far removed from the usual museum conditions.
Anne Lacoste, Director of the Institut pour la Photographie – Hauts-de-France

Dates :
13.03 > 11.06.2019

Tuesday to Thursday and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fridays from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Admission fee*:

*Excluding administrative fees

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