Object Lesson #2: This Is Not a Serving Spoon

Matthew Israel
Jul 15, 2013 4:03PM

Have five minutes? Click here to listen to a brief discussion of why this work, Constantin Brancusi's Bird in Space, is art-historically significant. 

Explore any of the artists and terms mentioned: Constantin Brancusi, Sculpture, Abstract Sculpture, Henry Moore, Donald Judd, Auguste Rodin, Michelangelo, Pablo Picasso, and Carl Andre.

Photo credit for Bird in Space: Constantin Brancusi (Romania, active France, 1876-1957), Bird in Space, France, 1927. Sculpture. Polished bronze, cast number 4/5. Height: 73 in. (185.42 cm ); Diameter: 8 in. (20.32 cm ). Partial, fractional and promised gift of Janice and Henri Lazarof (M.2005.70.13). Photo courtesy LACMA, © Constantin Brancusi / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY / ADAGP, Paris.

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