Giacometti

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8:32 am
Fri September 28, 2012

Giacometti, Target Of Con Artists, On Display At Bechtler

Alberto Giacometti, Femme Assise, 1956, bronze, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art © Alberto Giacometti Estate/Licensed by VAGA and ARS, New York, NY
Alberto and Annette Giacometti Foundation

The most expensive sculpture ever sold at auction was by a Swiss artist named Alberto Giacometti. It went for $104 million in 2010 - and because Giacometti's work has become so valuable, it's now a top target for counterfeiters. Charlotte has its own small claim to the artist - the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art houses a distinctive collection of Giacometti work now on display.

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