Woman of Venice VI

Alberto Giacometti, born Switzerland,
active France, 1901–1966
Woman of Venice VI, 1956
Bronze, H.132 cm
Gift of Mr. And Mrs. Joel Starrels, Chicago,
through the America-Israel Cultural Foundation
Almost immaterial, yet stubbornly present: for philosopher Jean-Paul Satre, Giacometti’s sculptures gave voice to the human determination to be in spite of the fragility of life.