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BRANCUSI, Constantin

Hobitza, Romania 1876 - Paris 1957

La Sorcière

The Sorceress

1916-1924

walnut on limestone base

free-standing abstract

Dimensions (HxWxD): overall: 44 34 x 19 12 x 25 12 in.

underneath: C. Brancusi Paris 1916

Acc. No.: 56.1448

Credit Line: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Photo credit: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York


Provenance

  • 1956, from the artist

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, November 23, 2012
  • 1925
    This Quarter, vol. I, no. 1, 1925, repr. between p. 246-247
  • 1926 Zorach
    W. Zorach, "The Sculpture of Constantin Brancusi", The Arts, vol. IX, Mar. 1926, p. 144, repr.
  • 1931 Einstein
    C. Einstein, Die Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts, 3rd ed., Berlin, 1931, pl. 623
  • 1957 Zervos
    C. Zervos, Constantin Brancusi, Paris, 1957, p. 57, repr.
  • 1959 Giedion-Welcker
    C. Giedion-Welcker, Constantin Brancusi, New York, 1959, p. 32-33 and pls. 78-80
  • 1959 Handbook
    A Handbook to The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Collection, New York, 1959, p. 210, repr.
  • 1963 Jianou
    L. Jianou, Brancusi, New York, 1963, p. 100-101 and pl. 65
  • 1968 Geist
    S. Geist, Brancusi: A Study of the Sculpture, New York, 1968, p. 57, repr., 58, 22, no. 99
  • 1971 Spear
    A.T. Spear, "Exhibition Review", Art Quarterly, vol. XXXIV, summer 1971, p. 239
  • 1975 Geist
    S. Geist, Brancusi: The Sculpture and Drawings, New York, 1975, p. 26-27, color repr., 181, no. 107
  • 1977 Grigorescu
    D. Grigorescu, Brancusi, Bucharest, 1977, p. 64-65, repr.
  • 1980 New York Guggenheim
    Vivian Endicott Barnett, Handbook. The Guggenheim Museum Collection, 1900-1980, New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1980, p. 202-203, no. 91, repr.
  • 1993 New York Guggenheim
    Art of this Century. The Guggenheim Museum and its Collection, New York, Guggenheim Museum Publications, 1993, p. 12-13, Fig. 10, repr.

Exhibitions

  • 1925 London
    Exhibition of Tri-National Art, London, New Chenil Galleries, Oct. 1925, no. 2

    1926 New York
    Exhibition of Sculpture by Brancusi, New York, Wildenstein and Co., Inc., Feb. 21-Mar. 3, 1926, no. 4

    1928 Moscow
    Contemporary French Art, Moscow, Museum of Modern Western Art, May-June 1928, no. 5

    1933-1934 New York
    Brancusi, New York, Brummer Gallery, Nov. 17, 1933-Jan. 13, 1934, no. 30

    1934 Brussels
    Exposition Minotaure, Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, May-June 1934, no. 15, repr.

    1955-1956 New York/Philadelphia
    Constantin Brancusi, New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Oct. 26, 1955-Jan. 8, 1956, traveled to Philadelphia Museum of Art, Jan. 27-Feb. 26, 1956

    1959-1960 New York
    Inaugural Selection, New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Oct. 21, 1959-June 19, 1960

    1969-1970
    Constantin Brancusi, 1876-1957: A Retrospective Exhibition, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Sept. 25-Nov. 2, 1969, p. 80-81, color repr., traveled to New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (organizer), Nov. 21, 1969-Feb. 15, 1970; The Art Institute of Chicago, Mar. 14-Apr. 26, 1970; Bucharest, Muzeul de Arta R. S. R., June 6-Aug. 20, 1970

    1973 London
    Pioneers of Modern Sculpture, London, Hayward Gallery, July 2- Sept. 23, 1973, no. 77