Friday, February 12, 2016

HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON SPOTS ALBERTO GIACOMETTI ~





Paris, 1961

 "The week after Giacometti's death, Paris Match published a remarkable
photograph of him which had been taken nine months earlier. It
shows him alone in the rain, crossing the street near his studio in
Montparnasse. Although his arms are through the sleeves, his raincoat
is hiked up to cover his head. Invisibly, underneath the raincoat, his shoulders 
are hunched.

. . . He has the air of a survivor." 

J O H N     B E R G E R
Portraits
John Berger on Artists
Verso, 2015


One of the gem books of 2015





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