Came across this photograph today of Giacometti in his studio by Alexander Liberman. It’s right up there with Steichen’s capture of Brancusi.
Liberman said of Alberto Giacometti: “I liked in Giacometti the mystery, the extraordinary, the attempt at the impossible—to make a wide face as narrow as possible, to make a body as thin as you could make it and still give a three-dimensional feeling. I think Giacometti is a great philosopher, he’s like a monk meditating. He is very much like Godot, Beckett in a sense. All these staring three-quarter people coming out of the ground. This is terrible and tragic.”