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Giacometti says he once thought of modelling a statue and then burying it. ('May the earth rest lightly on it' comes immediately to mind.) Not so that it would be discovered, or only much later, when he had disappeared along with even the memory of his name.
Did burying it mean offering it to the dead?
From Alberto Giacometti's Studio, by Jean Genet. First published 1958 by Editions Barbezat, Decine. Trans: Charles Penwarden.
Paris Post War: Art and Existentialism 1945-55 at the Tate Gallery until 5 September.Reuse content