In order to intensify the distribution of Alberto Giacometti’s work, the Giacometti Foundation has decided to entrust ADAGP with the management of its copyright, but also its very important photographic collection.
Annette Giacometti lived for nearly twenty years with Alberto Giacometti, sharing his life as an artist in the studio at 46, rue Hippolyte-Maindron. Her photographs document the artist’s creative process: they show him at work in his studio, focused in front of the model, modeling clay or plaster on the sculpture stand, painting his canvases. They also allow visitors to discover the works in the studio over the years and to closely follow Giacometti’s ever-developing creation. They also sometimes show him facetious, hugging “Grande Femme IV” in the studio courtyard, or serious, posing beside his works.
Companion of the artist, Annette Giacometti also shared her social and family life. She photographed relatives who came to the studio, to see Alberto, to pose – so many testimonies of the artist’s rich intellectual life and his friendships, from Jean Genet to Isaku Yanaihara. She went with him regularly to his native village of Stampa. Her photographs then present us with another face of Giacometti: that of a man who grew up in a warm family in the heart of the Swiss Alps, whose landscape marked him deeply.