Constantin Brancusi

Young Bird

Paris 1928
Not on view
Medium
Bronze 16 x 8 1/4 x 12" (40.5 x 21 x 30.4 cm), on a two-part pedestal of limestone 9 1/4" (23.5 cm) high, and oak 23 3/4" (60.3 cm) high (carved by the artist)
Credit
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William A. M. Burden
Object number
498.1964
Copyright
© 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Department
Painting and Sculpture
Provenance Research Project
This work is included in the Provenance Research Project, which investigates the ownership history of works in MoMA's collection.
The artist [1]; acquired by Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, 1955 [2]; sold to William A. M. Burden, New York, 1955 [3]; Gift of William A. M. and Margaret Burden, New York, 1964 (donors retaining a life interest).
[1] On loan from the artist to the exhibition Brancusi, Brummer Gallery, November 17, 1933-January 13, 1934, no. 11; exhibited at the Rumanian Pavilion of the World Fair, New York, 1939.
[2] Collection files, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
[3] Collection files, Department of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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Pictured above: Vasily Kandinsky. Panel for Edwin R. Campbell No. 2 (detail). 1914. Oil on canvas, 64 1/8 x 48 3/8" (162.6 x 122.7 cm). Nelson A. Rockefeller Fund (by exchange). © 2009 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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