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May 17, 2021

Two works by Brancusi, on auction for the first time

Two rare works signed by Constantin Brancusi, will be on auction for the first time ever, in the Avant-garde and Expressionism Auction organized by Artmark House on January 26. Brancusi, best-known for his brilliant works of sculpture, had a life-long passion for documentary photography and drawing. One of these drawings, “The Tasselled Hoopoe” (estimated at EUR 5,000-10,000), is auctioned off by a private collector in Bucharest who acquired it in a Christie’s auction. The drawing was meant as a project for illustration for the poetry collection “Plants and animals”, published by Ilarie Voronca in 1929 in Paris. The second work is the art-object photograph “Red Skins”, dating from 1906, estimated at a price ranging between EUR 2,000-4,000. “Red Skins” was one of the sculptures destroyed by the artist in 1907, in a fit of outrage against his own Impressionist era works.

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