1876 - 1957
VUE D'ATELIER, C. 1918-1923
tirage argentique d'époque
vintage silver print
7 x 9 ⅝ in.; 17,8 x 24,4 cm
This rich and very detailed silver print is in generally good condition.
It was restored in 2018. For the condition report of the conservator, please contact the photographs department.
Light silvering along the right edge is only visible in high raking light.The upper right corner is slightly detached. The corners are bumped with creases that appear to break the envulsion and inherent losses.
On the reverse there are a few annotations in unidentified hand in pencil and in ink.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
C. Giedion-Welcker, Constantin Brancusi 1876-1957 (Editions du Griffon, 1958), p. 155 pl. 84 (variant)
D. Kosinski, The Artist and the Camera Degas to Picasso, (Dallas Museum of Art/Yale University Press, 2000), p. 273 (variant)
M. Deac, Constantin Brancusi (Editura Meridiane, Bucharest, 1966), ill. p. 22
This rare print of Brancusi shows some of the most important works of the artist in his studio. Danaïde is visible in the center of the image. In the background we can identify a wide column of the Door of Kiss, the head of Leda rising from the marble blocks and a French Little Girl.