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Constantin Brancusi

by Denisa from Cluj-Napoca

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We consider Constantin Brancusi a hero because he was one of the most famous artists of Romania, well known around the world. With his blessed hands he created: Princess X, Fish, Miss Pogany, The Gate of the Kiss, The Maiastra (a beautiful golden bird made between 1922-1923,and has the height of 121,9 centimeters who foretells the future and cures the blind), Bird in Space, Endless Column, The rooster etc .


In 2002, a sculpture by Brâncuşi named "Danaide" was sold for $18.1 million, the highest that a sculpture piece had ever sold for at auction. In May 2005, a piece from the "Bird in Space" series broke that record, selling for $27.5 million in a Christie's auction. In the Yves Saint Laurent/Pierre Bergé sale on February 23, 2009, another sculpture of Brâncusi, "Madame L.R", was sold for € 29.185 million ($ 37.2 million), setting a new historical record (according to http://www.wikipedia.com).

The Pompideau Centre where Constantin Brancusi wo (http://news.bbc.co.uk)
The Pompideau Centre where Constantin Brancusi wo (http://news.bbc.co.uk)

The Pompidou Centre is in France in Paris. Brancusi work there and he left 137 sculptures, 41 drawings, 2 paintings and more then 1600 photographs.

The endless column (gerryco23.wordpress.com)
The endless column (gerryco23.wordpress.com)

In the Park of Targu-Jiu (in the south of Romania) you can visit a group of his famous and beautiful sculptures: "The Endless Column", "The Gate of the kiss" and "The Silence Table."

Constantin Brancusi was born on February 19, 1876 and died on March 16, 1957.

(Thanks To Estera Ciupei for helping us with the translation of the paragraphs)

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