La Muse Endormie
Artwork: La Muse Endormie
Size: length: 26.7 cm
Medium: Patinated bronze with gold leaf
Creation year: 1913
Marks: Signed 'Brancusi' (on the back of the neck); stamped with foundry mark 'C. VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE' (on the side of the neck)
Category: Sculptures And Ceramics
Artwork details : Original marble version carved in 1909-1910; this bronze version cast by 1913
Provenance: Jacques Ulmann, Paris (by February 1958)
Exhibition history: Paris, Galerie Claude Bernard, Sculpture, February 1958; Paris, Galerie Claude Bernard, Exposition Internationale de Sculpture, June-October 1959 (illustrated); Paris, Galerie Claude Bernard, Portraits-Sculptures, January 1967; Geneva, Musee d'Art et d'Histoire, 1998-1999 (on extended loan); Torino, Galleria d'Arte Moderna, Africa: capolavori da un continente, October 2003- February 2004, no. 5.4 (illustrated in color); Basel, Foundation Beyeler, Visual Encounters: Africa, Oceania, and Modern Art, January-May 2009 (illustrated in color)

Christie's New York

Date: 2017-05-15
Lot Number: 32A