Modernist Head Bust Sculpture
After Constantin Brancusi's 'Sleeping Muse'
Circa 21st Century
Wonderful, whimsical "Sleeping Muse"
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
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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the Belle Époque Dining Room setting (above) are available,
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"Purist Dining Room Suite'.
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Shown below in the Black Pearl room
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Dimensions: 19" Wide, 11" deep, 17"
Condition: Excellent, New, made to
Item # DAS110: Price: $ 2,300.
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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.
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.
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
One (of many
versions) of the original Sleeping Muse Sculptures, and, the