The Giacometti Gallery
The museum’s major collection of Alberto Giacometti’s original sculptures is a pillar of the Louisiana Collection. The beautiful two-storey Gallery, with its magnificent window overlooking the park and the water, was not originally built for the purpose, but it feels as though it was. Bo Wohlert’s architecture and Giacometti’s tall, slender figures represent a magical interplay and a true highlight of any visit to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.
Alberto Giacometti (1901-66) lived and created his art in Switzerland, Italy and France, and is considered to be one of the most significant and influential artists of the twentieth century. Although he has been linked to Surrealism, Formalism and Expressionism, Giacometti was unmistakably an individual unto himself.