walking man IAlberto Giacometti was a sculptor and painter from Switzerland who famous for selling his 1960 sculpture Walking Man I at Sotheby’s for $105 million.  When walking through markets in different cities I’m struck by how influential his artwork was.

One of the main components of his work is that the larger the figure became, the thinner it would be, with stretched out arms and legs.  The shapes are what give these figures their delicate poses.