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BRANCUSI, Constantin

Hobitza, Romania 1876 - Paris 1957

Oiseau jaune

Yellow Bird

1919

yellow marble, limestone and oak base

free-standing abstract

Dimensions (HxWxD): overall H.: 87 14; saw-toothed limestone base: 8 14 x 3 12 x 3 34 x 4 716 x 5; top limestone base: 7 78 x 15 12; oak base: 26 78 x 9 58; bottom limestone base: 7 78 x 15 12 in.

signed on bottom limestone base: CB [in a circle]; signed on oakwood base: CB [in a circle]; signed on top limestone base: CB [in a circle]; signed at bottom of yellow marble bird: brancusi

Acc. No.: 1952.30.1a-d

Credit Line: Bequest of Katherine S. Dreier

Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery / http://artgallery.yale.edu


Provenance

  • 1952, Bequest of Katherine S. Dreier

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, 23 April 2010 and August 2017
  • 1921 H. E. F
    H. E. F., “The Little Review, Autumn 1921,” Arts 2, December 1921, 186-187, ill.
  • 1968 Geist
    Sidney Geist, Brancusi: A Study of the Sculpture, New York: Grossman, 1968, 68, 200-201, no. 116
  • 1969 Spear
    Athena T. Spear, Brancusi’s Birds, New York: New York University Press, 1969, 13, no. 10, fig. 15
  • 1984 Herbert
    Robert L. Herbert, Eleanor S. Apter, and Elise K. Kenney, The Société Anonyme and the Dreier Bequest at Yale University: A Catalogue Raisonné, New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1984, 85, no. 58, ill.
  • 2001 Matheson
    Susan B. Matheson, Art for Yale: A History of the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2001, 12627, fig. 122
  • 2006 Bohan
    Ruth L. Bohan et al., The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, ed. Jennifer Gross, exh. cat., New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006, 152, fig. 13
  • 2013 Kintsurashvili
    Ketevan Kintsurashvili, David Kakabadzé: Georgian Modern Artist and Inventor, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2013, 140