Constantin Brancusi

Young Bird

Paris 1928

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)
16 × 8 1/4 × 12" (40.6 × 21 × 30.5 cm) Other (stone): 9 1/4" (23.5 cm) Pedestal (overall): 36 × 13 1/2 × 14" (91.4 × 34.3 × 35.6 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William A. M. Burden
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Painting and Sculpture
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Constantin Brancusi has 25 works online.
There are 1,560 sculptures online.
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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