On display are about 150 major works from every phase of Alberto Giacometti’s career. In addition, the exhibition includes works by other artistically active members of the Giacometti family: Giacometti’s father, Giovanni, his brother, Diego, and his uncle, Augusto. On view are sculptures, paintings, drawings, and design objects from the family holdings, private collections, and renowned museums around the world.
The exhibition begins in the foyer with a seldom-seen, complete presentation of all nine versions of Femmes de Venise, created by Alberto Giacometti for the Venice Biennale in 1956. Among the other important pieces on display are Boule suspendue (Suspended Ball, 1930/31), La main (The Hand, 1947), Le chariot (The Chariot, 1950), Le chien (The Dog, 1951), Grande tête de Diego (Large Head of Diego, 1954), and Homme qui marche II (Walking Man II). One room is dedicated solely to a single tiny sculpture, Petit homme sur socle (1940-41).