Constantin Brancusi

Romanian-born sculptor, 1876-1957

Brâncusi is called the patriarch of modern sculpture. As a child he displayed an aptitude for carving wooden farm tools. Formal studies took him first to Bucharest, then to Munich, then to the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1905 to 1907. His art emphasizes clean geometrical lines that balance forms inherent in his materials with the symbolic allusions of representational art. Brâncuși sought inspiration in non-European cultures as a source of primitive exoticism, as did Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, André Derain and others.

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Brancusi, Constantin

Bildhauer (1876-1957). Autograph picture postcard signed. Paris. 2 SS. Qu.-8vo. Mit eh. Adresse.
$ 7,335 / 6.500 € (33762/BN29267)

To Dimitrie Gerota (1867-1939), his former anatomy teacher at the Bucharest School of Fine Arts, communicating his new address "10 Place de la Bourse". - Rather duststained and spotty; torn through the middle and professionally repaired. Exceptionally rare: no autographs by the most famous Romanian sculptor in international auction records of the past decades.

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Brancusi, Constantin

Autograph letter signed ("C. Brancusi").
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In Romanian, to his uncles, Vasile and Petrica: a long and superb letter in which he tells how he has moved into a new flat (with a studio) and how the the living is there. Moreover, he remembers quite explicitly how he once went to Bucharest and how deeply disappointed he was when an old friend of his (who had, in the meanwhile, become a minister) did not even glance at him, although he had once helped him sell a statue. Then he reports on his plans, his work, international friends he has found, and how dearly he misses his home country. - Strongly browned; centerfold with large tears. A German translation of the full text is available on request.