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La Jeune Fille Sophistiquee (Portrait De Nancy Cunard)

Artwork:
La Jeune Fille Sophistiquee (Portrait De Nancy Cunard)
Size:
height (overall): 80; height (without base): 55.1 cm
Medium :
Polished bronze with artist's carved marble base
Creation Year:
1932
Marks
Signed, dated and inscribed 'C Brancusi 1928 1932 PARIS PAR' (on the underside of the bronze)
Category :
Sculpture
Artwork Details :
Conceived in 1928 and cast in 1932; unique
Provenance :
Acquired from the artist by the family of the present owner, 1955
Exhibition History :
New York, Brummer Gallery, Brancusi, November 1933-January 1934, no. 26 (titled Nancy Cunard); Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Abstracte Kunst, April 1938, p. 2, no. 10 (titled Miss N.C.); New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art, Constantin Brancusi, October 1955-February 1956, no. 55 (titled Sophisticated Young Lady and dated possibly 1928); New York, World House Galleries, The Struggle for New Form: Loan Exhibition for the Benefit of Just One Break, Inc., January-February 1957, p. 15, no. 9 (titled Sophisticated Young Lady and dated circa 1928); New York, Staempfli Gallery, Constantin Brancusi: Sculpture, Drawings, Gouaches, November-December 1960, no. 13 (illustrated); New Orleans, Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, Odyssey of an Art Collector: Unity in Diversity, Five-Thousand Years of Art, November 1966-January 1967, p. 180, no. 219 (illustrated, p. 136; titled The Sophisticated Young Lady and dated 1928); New Orleans, Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, February 1967-August 1969 (on extended loan); Philadelphia Museum of Art; New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and The Art Institute of Chicago, Constantin Brancusi: A Retrospective Exhibition, September 1969-April 1970, pp. 14 and 126 (illustrated, p. 127; titled Portrait of Nancy Cunard); New Orleans, Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, September 1971-September 1974 (on extended loan); New York, Marlborough Gallery, Inc., October 1975 (on loan); New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, June 1978-March 2018 (on extended loan); San Antonio Museum of Art, Brancusi as Photographer, January-April 1982; New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Loan Exhibition of Works by Brancusi and Mondrian, December 1982, no. 13 (illustrated; titled Portrait of Nancy Cunard); New Orleans Museum of Art, Diamond Jubilee Celebration, January 1986-March 1987; Paris, Musee national d'art moderne and Centre Georges Pompidou, Constantin Brancusi, April-August 1995, p. 242, no. 90 (illustrated, figs. 1-2; illustrated again in color, p. 243); New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Artists of the School of Paris, February-May 1997; London, Royal Academy of the Arts, Paris: Capital of the Arts, 1900-1968, January 2002-April 2002, p. 436, no. 75 (illustrated in color, p. 151); New York, Wildenstein & Co., Inc., The Odyssey Continues: Masterworks from the New Orleans Museum of Art and from Private New Orleans Collections, November 2006-January 2007, p. 198, no. 74 (illustrated in color)

Christie’s New York

Date:
2018-05-15
Lot Number :
19 A
Hammer Price :
$62,833,333
Sold For :
$71,000,000*