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Constantin Brancusi. Endless Column. version I, 1918

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Endless Column

Constantin Brancusi (French, born Romania. 1876–1957)

Date:
version I, 1918
Medium:
Oak
Dimensions:
6' 8" x 9 7/8" x 9 5/8" (203.2 x 25.1 x 24.5 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Mary Sisler
MoMA Number:
645.1983

Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

The artist, Paris; sold (through Henri-Pierre Roché) to John Quinn (1870-1924), New York, 1922 [1]; Estate of John Quinn, 1924 [2]; sold to Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) and Henri-Pierre Roché (1879-1959), Paris, 1926 [3]; sold from the Roché Collection to Jon N. Streep, Amsterdam, 1957 [4]; sold to Mary Sisler, Palm Beach, FL [5]; acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, New York (Gift of Mary Sisler), 1983.
[1]Letter Quinn to Brancusi, March 10, 1922, Quinn Memorial Collection, Manuscripts Division, New York Public Library, qtd. in Francis M. Naumann, ed., The Mary and William Sisler Collection, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1984, pp. 50-60. See also Margit Rowell and Ann Temkin, eds., Constantin Brancusi, 1876-1957, exh. cat. Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 1995, p. 162.
[2] Included in the exhibition Brancusi, Brummer Gallery, New York, 1926, no. 31 (Column Without End).
[3] Scarlett et Philippe Reliquet, Henri-Pierre Roché: l'enchanteur collectionneur, Paris: Ramsay, 1999, p. 313. On loan to Katherine Dreier, West Redding, CT, 1935-1945; and on loan to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1945-1956 (Margit Rowell and Ann Temkin, eds., Constantin Brancusi, 1876-1957, p. 162).
[4] Ibid., p. 280, fn. 2. Margit Rowell and Ann Temkin, eds., Constantin Brancusi, 1876-1957, p. 162.
[5] Francis M. Naumann, ed., The Mary and William Sisler Collection, New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1984, pp. 50-60.

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