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Modernist Head Bust Sculpture
After Constantin Brancusi's 'Sleeping Muse'
Circa 21st Century

 

Wonderful, whimsical "Sleeping Muse" Modernist sculpture.
Beautiful, patina and texture, cast of antique copper resting on a solid black marble base.

A wonderful conversation piece, ideal for a sideboard, console table or dresser cabinet accent,
looking for some whimsy and texture. Looks great with a mirror or modern art.

This is a modern interpretation of Constantin Brancusi's 'Sleeping Muse', sculpted in 1909-1910.

Please note: the head is not attached to the base, so it will roll if touched.

  

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Dimensions: 19" Wide, 11" deep, 17" high.

Condition: Excellent, New, made to order.

Item # DAS110: Price: $ 2,300.
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Artist Bio: Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957) was one of the founding figures of modern sculpture and one of the most original artists of the twentieth-century. His groundbreaking carvings introduced abstraction and primitivism into sculpture for the first time, and were as important as Picasso’s paintings to the development of modern art.

Brancusi’s serenely simplified sculptures are widely acknowledged as icons of modernism. His choice of materials including marble and limestone, bronze and wood, and his individual expression through carving, established him as a leading avant-garde artist. He was a close friend of both Amedeo Modigliani and Marcel Duchamp, and his work has inspired sculptors from Barbara Hepworth to Carl Andre and Donald Judd.

Brancusi was born in Romania in 1876 and studied in Bucharest. In 1904 he moved to Paris, where he was to spend more than fifty years and where, from the mid 1920s, he established his studio as the calm backdrop to his work. He was encouraged by Auguste Rodin but, from 1907, he began a process of simplifying his figures to the point of abstraction. Forms of great purity and balance resulted from this refinement.

He died on March 16, 1957 at the age of 81 leaving 1200 photographs and 215 sculptures. He was buried in the Cimetière du Montparnasse in Paris. Also located in that cemetery are statues carved by Brâncuşi for several fellow artists who died; the best-known of these is "Le Baiser" ("The Kiss"). His works are housed in the Museum of Modern Art (New York) and in the National Museum of Art of Romania (Bucharest), as well as in other major museums around the world. The Philadelphia Museum of Art currently has the largest collection of Brâncuşi sculptures in the United States. A reconstruction of Brâncuşi's onetime studio in Paris is open to the public. It is close to the Pompidou Centre, in the rue Rambuteau. After being refused by the Romanian Communist government, he bequeathed part of his collection to the French state on condition that his workshop be rebuilt as it was on the day he died. Brâncuşi was elected posthumously to the Romanian Academy in 1990[citation needed].

In 2002, a sculpture by Brâncuşi named "Danaide" was 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 $27.5 million in a Christie's auction. In the Yves Saint Laurent/Pierre Bergé sale on February 23, 2009, another sculpture of Brâncusi, "Madame L.R", was sold for € 29.185 million ($ 37.2 million), setting a new historical record

One (of many versions) of the original Sleeping Muse Sculptures, and, the artist himself.

   

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