Brancusi's star works at Paul Kasmin Gallery

Alana Chloe Esposito
Nov 17, 2013 4:51AM

Around 100 years after their creation, these Brancusi bronzes are still striking. I can only imagine the impact his radically abstract work made on visitors to the inaugural Armory show in 1913. 

Fish (1926) is most striking in its simplicity, capturing the essence of fluid movement as it rotates on a disc. It relates to Brancusi's perception of New York: 

"Manhattan in my large-scale studio. ...How is it similar to my studio? Because nothing is static. Nothing is fixed. All these buildings, all the forms are interchangeable and can move as experience evolves and changes." - Constantin Brancusi

Alana Chloe Esposito