Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti.
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An outstretched bronze hand by Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti that was cast in 1947 is expected to fetch 10-15 million pounds ($17-25 million) at an auction this month, Christie's said on Thursday.The Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale on June 24 of 60 works, including Giacometti's "La Main" (The Hand), follows an auction by Christie's of 65 works in February that set a new record for any London sale of 177 million pounds."La Main", one of four works by Giacometti on offer from a private collection, helped launch the sculptor's career when it was shown in New York after World War Two, Christie's said.(1920), it is one of only three early large reliefs from the artist's first Merzbilder series to remain in private hands, with an estimated value of 4-6 million pounds, Christie's said.
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