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As part of Art Basel Miami Beach’s Salon series, Brancusi’s work and legacy will be discussed on Friday, December 6, 5-6pm, in the Hall C Auditorium.
The speakers are Matthew Affron, The Muriel & Philip Berman Curator of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Dr. Jérôme Neutres, Curator and Writer, Special Advisor to the president of the Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais and a board member of the Guimet Museum, Paris; Jean-Jacques Neuer, International Art Lawyer and representative of the Constantin Brancusi Estate.
Also see La Jeune Fille Sophistiquée at our booth: A5.
With Peas n’ Butter by Kenny Scharf, Paul Kasmin Gallery wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving! Our two locations will be closed on Thursday for the holiday, but will be open Friday and Saturday, 10AM - 6PM.
This “Bundu Helmet Mask” was carved by the Mende tribe of Sierra Leone to be used in rites of divination and healing. See more of #ArmanTheCollector at #KasminGallery, 293 10th Ave. (at Paul Kasmin Gallery)
Brancusi’s Second Retrospective
In the Fall of 1933, Brancusi’s second retrospective took place at the Brummer Gallery, again curated by friend and fellow artist Marcel Duchamp. The exhibition featured fifty-eight pieces, including Endless Column models, in an installation recreating his studio in Montparnasse, Paris. Held four years into the Great Depression, this undertaking is a true testament to Brancusi’s popularity in New York and the unfailing demand of his American collectors, that it was realized during such a difficult time.
Above: Brancusi’s retrospective at the Brummer Gallery, 1933.
Spotted #DeborahKass #OY #YO sculpture at @lisaperrystyle’s home in @elledecor
Brancusi and Man Ray
Brancusi’s popularity with American collectors resulted in a need for good photographs of his sculptures. His photographic training came from the American artist Man Ray, who met Brancusi in 1921 and asked to photograph him. Brancusi refused at first, but the two men eventually developed a friendship. Man Ray helped Brancusi put together a darkroom for his studio, and gave him pointers that enabled him to create many memorable photographs of his work. In Man Ray’s words, entering Brancusi’s studio was like “penetrating into another world” where every object appeared to “vibrate with a supernatural presence.”
Above: L’Enfant Dormant et Le Nouveau Ne II, 1923. Gelatin silver print by Brancusi, currently on view as part of Brancusi in New York 1913 - 2013.
CLOSING TOMORROW: Les Lalanne: The Poetry of Sculpture Curated by Paul Kasmin and Michael Shvo at @sothebys #leslalanne #lalanne #s2 #sothebys @mshvo
It’s almost time to say baa-bye to #sheepstation at #gettystation. #lalanne sheep depart 239 10th ave this Sunday!