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Bird in Space (L’Oiseau dans l’espace)

about 1930
Constantin Brancusi (Romanian, 1876–1957)


Sheet: 28.5 x 21.8 cm (11 1/4 x 8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Photograph, gelatin silver print

Not On View


Europe, Photography




1955, gift of the artist to photographer Bernhard Moosbrugger (b. 1925 - d. 2004), Zurich; between about 1999 and 2004, with Moosbrugger at the Galerie Pendo, Zurich. November 20, 2009, anonymous sale, Piasa, Paris, lot 57, sold to Charles Isaacs, New York; 2011, sold by Charles Isaacs to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 21 , 2011)

Credit Line

Sophie M. Friedman Fund, Arthur Tracy Cabot Fund, Helen and Alice Colburn Fund, Frederick Brown Fund, Dorothy-Lee Jones Fund, Harriet Otis Cruft Fund, Samuel Putnam Avery Fund, and Alice M. Bartlett Fund


© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris.