Giacometti Sculpture Sells for $141.3 Million at Christie’s

The Pointing Man
Alberto Giacometti’s human-scale bronze sculpture of a pointing man sold for $141.3 million. Source: Christie’s Images/Alberto Giacometti Estate/VAGA and ARS, New York

Alberto Giacometti’s human-scale bronze sculpture of a pointing man fetched $141.3 million in New York, setting an auction record for the Swiss artist.

Conceived in 1947, “L’Homme au Doigt” is a 5-foot-10-inch-tall, knobby stick figure. The work was estimated at $130 million by Christie’s in New York. The sale price includes commissions.

At the same evening auction Monday, Pablo Picasso’s “Les Femmes d’Alger (Version ‘‘O’’)” sold for $179.4 million, setting a record for any artwork sold at auction.

The auction house’s special sale of 20th century art called “Looking Forward to the Past” is continuing.

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