Standing Nude on a Cubic Base (1953) in front of a fragment of wall painting (circa 1949-1950) © Giacometti Estate

Introduction

The Foundation

Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti is a French public interest institution, created by governement decree in december 2003. The foundation focuses on promoting, disseminating, preserving and protecting the work of Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966). It is headquartered in Paris and its current president is Olivier Le Grand (since 2011). Former president Jacques Vistel is now Honorary President. The Foundation is directed by Catherine Grenier, Chief Curator of the French Ministry of Culture.

The Foundation, having received a bequest from Alberto Giacometti's widow Annette Giacometti (1923-1993), holds the world’s largest Alberto Giacometti collection (circa 5,000 works, regularly enriched by new acquisitions). It also holds a rich collection of archives and documentation that illuminates Giacometti's art, and supports the work of restoration experts working under its supervision : the artist's correspondence, manuscripts for published texts, notes and sketchbooks, copper plates, as well as a large part of his library: magazines, books, exhibition catalogs, newspapers, some of which contain his annotations or drawings.

The Foundation also works to establish a catalogue of all known authentic works by Alberto Giacometti, as started by the artist's window, and to progressively make it accessible through the AGD (Alberto Giacometti Database) online catalogue.

The Foundation has no permanent exhibition space, but organizes exhibitions from its funds, and grants loans and deposits to many cultural institutions in France and abroad.

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    Head of Publication
    Catherine Grenier

    Project Manager | Flora Mitjavile for the Foundation, Juliette Mage for Spill.net
    Design | Flora Mitjavile for the Foundation, Liz Sterling & Virginie Nguyen Tan Hon for Spill.net
    Documentation & Research | Stéphanie Barbé-Sicouri, Cecilia Braschi, Damien Bril, Serena Bucalo, Katia Busch, Alban Chaine, Marianna Gelussi, Valérie-Noëlle Jouffre, Michèle Kieffer, Mathilde Lecuyer, Robert McDonald Parker, Sylvie-Anne Pralus, Thierry Pautot
    AGD database | developed by Antoine Firmin for Lignes de code, by Christophe Le Bars for Spill.net and by the Foundation's team
    Copy editing | Christian Alandete
    Photographs of the collection | Jean-Pierre Lagiewski, Marc Domage
    Special thanks | Camille Guérin, Johanne Legris, Emilie Le Mappian, Hélène Sarreau

    Website | © Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti 2014
    Works & personal image of Alberto Giacometti | © Alberto Giacometti Estate (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris + ADAGP, Paris) 2014

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