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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Artist's Legacy Revived 50 Years After Death

ThreeMenWalkingIIThe Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti is working on expanding public knowledge of the works of Alberto Giacometti, a Swiss sculptor who died in 1966. The foundation is recreating his Paris studio and opening a public exhibition of his achievements next year. The lag time between his death and this public project is the result of the artist dying intestate and decades of feuding and legal battles between an association and foundation both created to honor Giacometti. With the association dissolved, the foundation is moving forward on bringing Giacometti's works to the public.

See Farah Nayeri, Reviving Giacometti’s Legacy, New York Times, Apr. 16, 2015.

Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.


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