What makes the £58m walking man so special?
But what was so special about it?
While prices for the Swiss sculptor rose strongly during the decade-long art market boom which finally crashed in October 2008, this bronze was different from anything that had been offered before.
L’Homme qui Marche is considered Giacometti’s Read more
meaning: Emblem of longevity and honesty
meaning: Emblem of happiness, an upside down bat signifies that good fortune and happiness has arrived. The Wu Fu, or five bats, stand for the five blessings; long life, riches, health, love and a natural death
meaning: With a cat it means a wish to Read more
Sculpture of the Inuit is descended from the ancient craft of carving, honed for generations on the land. Most objects traditionally made were useful in very specific ways. A nomadic people could take little else with them besides the tools of their daily living. A few small objects were Read more