January 20 – April 23, 2017
Blank One Gallery
Alberto Giacometti’s L’homme au doigt (Man Pointing), 1947, is a critical work in the Art Center’s collection, and a seminal expression of the artist’s existential view of humanity. This spotlight exhibition features the hauntingly intense figure alongside five of the artist's works on paper also from the museum’s holdings. Two loans from regional collections further enhance this exploration of one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century.
Giacometti is organized by Curator Laura Burkhalter.
Alberto Giacometti (Swiss, 1901 – 1966)
L'homme au doigt (Man Pointing), 1947
Bronze / 70 1/2 x 37 x 15 5/8 inches
Purchased with funds from the Coffin Fine Arts Trust; Nathan Emory Coffin Collection of the Des Moines Art Center, 1976.99
Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines