The Surrealist Years


In the spring Pierre Loeb stages Miró – Arp – Giacometti at his Parisian gallery. The exhibited plaster version of Suspended Ball creates a sensation among André Breton and his Surrealist circle; together with Salvador Dalí, Breton invites Giacometti to join the Surrealist movement and Giacometti accepts. During this period he largely focuses on sculpture, painting only rarely when in Stampa.The concept espoused by the Surrealists, that works of art should raise unconscious phenomena to the level of everyday reality, is demonstrated by Giacometti with programmatic clarity in Tidy (1930).