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Diego Giacometti and the genesis of an exceptional commission in Paris
17 May, 2018
The exhibition « Diego Giacometti at the musée Picasso » explores the genesis of the exceptional commission assigned to Diego Giacometti for the Musée national Picasso-Paris on the occasion of its opening in October 1985.
This remarkable set of 50 pieces, consisting of chairs, benches, lamps and tables, exclusively created for the hotel Salé, represents the climax of Diego Giacometti’s work by executing its last commission before his death in July 1985. “Artisan-poet” according to the expression of Jean Leymarie, Diego Giacometti offers in this furniture a range of different facets of his universe: the taste for nature and plants, the reading of the ancient sources, Greeks and Etruscan, the aspiration of creating a real “geometry in the air”.
The exhibition will also present the new benches designed for the Musée national Picasso-Paris in the framework of a partnership with ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne and the Tectona society.