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Art For Art’s Sake?

This is L’Homme Qui Marche (I Walking Man I). It is a bronze sculpture created by Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti in 1961

It depicts a lone man in mid-stride with his arms hanging at his side. The piece is described as “both a humble image of an ordinary man, and a potent symbol of humanity”

It had recently been the property of Dresdner Bank in Germany who were taken over by Commerzbank in 2009.

It sold at auction yesterday for £58 million to an anonymous telephone bidder.

Including the buyer’s premium the total was nearer £65 million.

Pretty damned potent but not too humble if you ask me!