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BRANCUSI, Constantin

Hobitza, Romania 1876 - Paris 1957

Le roi des rois

King of Kings

c. 1938

oak

free-standing abstract

Dimensions (HxWxD): 118 38 x 19 x 18 18 in.

on reverse of each section: C B.
not dated

Acc. No.: 56.1449

Credit Line: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Photo credit: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York


Provenance

  • 1956, from the artist

Bibliography

  • Museum's website, November 23, 2012
  • 1956 Gindertael
    R.V. Gindertael, "Brancusi l'accessible", Cimaise, IIIe série, no. 3, Jan.-Feb. 1956, p. II, repr.
  • 1957 Zervos
    C. Zervos, Constantin Brancusi, Paris, 1957, p. 60, repr.
  • 1959 Giedion-Welcker
    C. Giedion-Welcker, Constantin Brancusi, New York, 1959, p. 34, 35, 236 and pl. 90
  • 1959 Handbook
    A Handbook to The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Collection, New York, 1959, p. 195, repr.
  • 1960 Geist
    S. Geist, "Brancusi Sanctificatus", Arts Magazine, vol. 34, Jan. 1960, p. 28
  • 1963 Jianou
    L. Jianou, Brancusi, New York, 1963, p. 111 and pl. 66
  • 1968 Geist
    S. Geist, Brancusi: A Study of the Sculpture, New York, 1968, p. 73-74, repr., 75, 224, 225, no. 127
  • 1975 Geist
    S. Geist, Brancusi: The Sculpture and Drawings, New York, 1975, p. 18, 143, color repr., 190, 191, no. 204
  • 1975-1976 Balas
    E. Balas, "The Sculpture of Brancusi in the Light of his Rumanian Heritage", Art Journal, vol. XXXV, winter 1975-76, p. 95-96, 101, 104
  • 1977 Arnason
    H.H. Arnason, History of Modern Art, rev. ed., New York, 1977, p. 146, fig. 258
  • 1977 Grigorescu
    D. Grigorescu, Brancusi, Bucharest, 1977, p. 66-67, repr.
  • 1980 New York Guggenheim
    Vivian Endicott Barnett, Handbook. The Guggenheim Museum Collection, 1900-1980, New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1980, p. 208-209, no. 94, repr.
  • 1993 New York Guggenheim
    Art of this Century. The Guggenheim Museum and its Collection, New York, Guggenheim Museum Publications, 1993, p. 12-13, Fig. 10, repr.

Exhibitions

  • 1955-1956 New York/Philadelphia
    Constantin Brancusi, New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Oct. 26, 1955-Jan. 8, 1956, traveled to Philadelphia Museum of Art, Jan. 27-Feb. 26, 1956

    1959-1960 New York
    Inaugural Selection, New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Oct. 21, 1959-June 19, 1960

    1960 Venice
    Constantin Brancusi, Venice, XXX Biennale Internazionale d'Arte, June 18-Oct. 16, 1960, no. 5

    1969-1970 Philadelphia/New York/Chicago/Bucharest
    Constantin Brancusi, 1876-1957: A Retrospective Exhibition, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Sept. 25-Nov. 2, 1969, p. 102-103, color repr., traveled to New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (organizer), Nov. 21, 1969-Feb. 15, 1970; The Art Institute of Chicago, Mar. 14-Apr. 26, 1970; Bucharest, Muzeul de Arta R. S. R., June 6-Aug. 20, 1970

    1977-1978 New York
    Forty Modern Masters: An Anniversary Show, New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Dec. 16, 1977-Feb. 5, 1978, no. 10