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Portrait of Erik Satie, 1922

Vintage Silver Gelatin Print
15 3/5 × 11 3/5 in
39.5 × 29.5 cm
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The original 12 x 9 cm glass plate negative is in the collection of the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

The original 12 x 9 cm glass plate negative is in the collection of the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

Constantin Brâncuși
Romanian-French, 1876–1957
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Seminal modern sculptor Constantin Brancusi created metal castings and carvings in stone and wood that, unadorned and reduced in form, fulfilled his famous principle: “What is real is not the appearance, but the idea, the essence of things.” After moving to Paris from his native Romania, Brancusi was invited to study in Auguste Rodin’s workshop, but left after two months with the explanation that, “Nothing can grow under big trees.” Brancusi’s signature style is graceful in its simplicity, as with his iconic The Kiss (1907-1910) and Bird (1940); he would return to these and other motifs throughout his career, centered on primordial, biomorphic forms. Brancusi was influenced by art and folklore of Cycladic, African, and Romanian cultures, and he inspired numerous sculptors to focus on fundamental concerns of form and space, including Richard Serra and Isamu Noguchi, the latter serving as his studio assistant in 1927.

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The original 12 x 9 cm glass plate negative is in the collection of the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

The original 12 x 9 cm glass plate negative is in the collection of the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

Constantin Brâncuși
Romanian-French, 1876–1957
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Seminal modern sculptor Constantin Brancusi created metal castings and carvings in stone and wood that, unadorned and reduced in form, fulfilled his famous principle: “What is real is not the appearance, but the idea, the essence of things.” After moving to Paris from his native Romania, Brancusi was invited to study in Auguste Rodin’s workshop, but left after two months with the explanation that, “Nothing can grow under big trees.” Brancusi’s signature style is graceful in its simplicity, as with his iconic The Kiss (1907-1910) and Bird (1940); he would return to these and other motifs throughout his career, centered on primordial, biomorphic forms. Brancusi was influenced by art and folklore of Cycladic, African, and Romanian cultures, and he inspired numerous sculptors to focus on fundamental concerns of form and space, including Richard Serra and Isamu Noguchi, the latter serving as his studio assistant in 1927.

Portrait of Erik Satie, 1922

Vintage Silver Gelatin Print
15 3/5 × 11 3/5 in
39.5 × 29.5 cm
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Genève
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