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This portrait of Giacometti's brother Diego was made from memory. Like many of the portrait busts from the last few years of Giacometti's life, it shows a heightened interest in the eyes of the subject, creating a gaze that is penetratingly intense. 'If I can hold the look in the eyes, everything else follows', Giacometti explained. Chiavenna was the small Italian town in which the sculptures were cast.

August 2004