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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 :
Sculpture
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 :
32 A
Low Estimate :
$20,000,000[+155%]*
High Estimate :
$30,000,000[+70%]*
Hammer Price :
$51,000,000
Sold For :
$57,367,500*