The Late Work


Giacometti takes part in a competition to design a monument for the Chase Manhattan Bank Plaza in New York. He works directly in plaster, creating seven figures: four standing women, two men walking and a large male head. While none of these works is submitted to the competition jury, all of them are cast in bronze in 1960.
Giacometti’s work with Yanaihara causes him to perceive sculpture as a mirror of reality. The model’s gaze becomes the focal point of the artist’s study, and he concentrates on portraits of those closest to him: his wife Annette, his brother Diego and his lover Caroline.