The news from this New York Times story on the Giacometti foundation is that the Tate will hold a major retrospective in 2017. But the real story is Catherine Grenier, the new head of the foundation, and how she has turned the enterprise toward a new global stature for the artist:
It is publishing the first catalogue raisonné of the artist’s work, and lending more extensively to Giacometti exhibitions worldwide from its collection of about 250 sculptures, more than 90 paintings, and thousands of drawings and photographs, Ms. Grenier said. The largest will be a retrospective at Tate Modern in London in 2017, Ms. Grenier said, to which the foundation will be the biggest lender. (Tate confirmed the exhibition but not the year.) […]
Today, the foundation is changing direction, thanks to Ms. Grenier and a new president of the board — Olivier Le Grand — who was appointed in 2011. The association has been dissolved, allowing the foundation to move into the historic Left Bank premises the association had occupied, and most lawsuits (except those involving Giacometti fakes) have been abandoned.
In addition to the Tate exhibition, a show of Giacometti portraits is planned at the National Portrait Gallery in London this year. Programmed next year — the 50th anniversary of Giacometti’s death — are a Picasso-Giacometti show at the Musée Picasso here and an exhibition at the Yuz Museum in Shanghai, founded by the billionaire collector Budi Tek, which will consist exclusively of foundation loans.
Reviving Giacometti’s Legacy (NYTimes.com)