The New York Times has the story of a lost Giacometti sculpture that remains, well, lost:
While conducting research about the Giacometti in preparation for the show, Mr. Stein followed a trail of letters and clues to discover last month that the 1947 sculpture still exists and, though in very bad condition, has been hiding almost in plain sight for years, in the possession of the Alberto and Annette Giacometti Foundation in Paris.
The news came as a surprise to the National Trust and to the Glass House’s new director, Henry Urbach, who took over this year with the goal of making the site a much more active participant in the contemporary art and design world through exhibitions and programs. Now, in addition to guiding the Glass House into the future, he must contend with the past by deciding whether the sculpture is salvageable and whether the site should seek its return, subjects that he and National Trust officials have only begun to discuss. “We’re taking in this exciting recent news,” he said, “and considering what next steps might be.”
Understudies for a Giacometti (NYTimes)