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Prestigious Giacometti show begins in Basel

A major exhibition devoted to Swiss sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti opened on Sunday at the Fondation Beyeler near Basel.

The exhibition comprises about 150 works from every phase of the artist’s career and also includes works from other members of the Giacometti family.

On view are sculptures, paintings, drawings and design objects from the family holdings, private collections and renowned museums around the world.

One of the most influential protagonists of modern art, Giacometti is internationally recognised for his sculptures of slender, elongated human figures.

The exhibition runs until October 11.

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