Alberto Giacometti
Standing Woman c.1958–9, cast released by the artist 1964

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Alberto Giacometti 1901–1966
Standing Woman
Femme debout
Date c.1958–9, cast released by the artist 1964
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Object: 651 x 121 x 200 mm
Acquisition Purchased with assistance from the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1965
Not on display

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During the late 1950s Giacometti made a number of fragmentary figures, their arms partly or entirely missing. Their slender, emaciated forms convey a vivid but fragile human presence. The writer Jean Genet commented: ‘The resemblance of his figures to each other seems to me to represent that precious point at which human beings are confronted with the most irreducible fact: the loneliness of being exactly equivalent to all others.’

December 2005

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