Giacometti Sculpture Estimated to Bring $130 Million in May Sale

April 15, 2015 7:14 PM

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Giacometti Sculpture Estimated to Bring $130 Million in May Sale

A major highlight of Christie's upcoming spring auction in New York will be Alberto Giacometti's most iconic and evocative sculpture, L’homme au doigt (Pointing Man). The piece is estimated to bring about $130 million, which would be the highest price ever paid at auction for a sculpture, according to the auction house.

Cast in bronze and standing whippet-thin at five feet ten inches, this dynamic and powerful figure is widely recognized as one of the most important sculptural achievements of the Modern era, created by the greatest master of the medium. It has never before been offered at auction. The sculpture wil...

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