Giacometti’s iconic L’Homme au doigt (Pointing Man)

Rare masterpiece to make its first ever appearance at auction at Christie’s New York on 11 May — and set to challenge current auction record for a sculpture

Alberto Giacometti’s most iconic and evocative sculpture, L’homme au doigt (Pointing Man) is to make its first appearance at auction, as a highlight of Christie’s evening sale in New York on 11 May.

Cast in bronze and standing whippet-thin at five feet ten inches, this dynamic and powerful figure is widely recognised as one of the most important sculptural achievements of the Modern era, created by the greatest master of the medium.

The sculpture

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