Of this his studio still bears witness. On entering it, one is afraid of upsetting these slender, fragile creatures (really more solid than they seem), which rise from the floor, or of falling over piles of old plaster leaning against the walls and heaped high under the tables. Giacometti's atelier looks more like a demolition scene than a workshop of construction. And what palaces and what dreams have been destroyed] All this plaster was once sculpture, but dissatisfied with his work the artist stripped, dismembered, destroyed and then
remade it all. Thus this moving graveyard of statues gives evidence
of Giacometti's patient and passionate tenacity.
From 'Giacometti', by Georges Limbour, in the Magazine of Art (Washington),
November 1948.Reuse content