Nov 29, 2010

Constantin Brâncuşi 1876 -1957, french, romainian born

Repost from 2007 -- had to fix the Flash anyway.

Trained originally as a Carpenter in Romania. Brancusi can be considered the first modern sculptor.In 2004, a sculpture by Brâncuşi named "Danaide" sold for $18.1 million, the highest that a sculpture piece had ever sold for at auction. In May 2005, a piece from the "Bird in Space" series broke that record, selling for $27.5 million in a Christie's auction.


Art Institute of Chicago Collection Database NEW!
12 works by Constantin Brancusi online

Dallas Museum of Art, Texas NEW!
Beginning of the World, ca.1920
The Sleeping Muse, ca.1910

Guggenheim Museum, New York City

J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Article on the conservation difficulties presented by Brancusi's The Infinite Column

Constantin Brancusi at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Bird in Space, 1923 (Zoom)

Metropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History, New York City
Bird in Space, 1923

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
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A Muse, 1917

Museum of Modern Art, New York City
12 works by Constantin Brancusi online

Constantin Brancusi at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Woman's Head, ca.1910

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
2 works by Brancusi