Looking back at the first showing of Constnantin Brancusi’s work (1876-1957) in the United States, in the 1913 Armory Show, one writer reflected the sculptures on view were “disturbing, so disturbing indeed that they completely altered the attitude of a great many New Yorkers towards a whole branch of art.” Indeed, Brancusi’s beguillingly simple forms looked like nothing else, then and now. This exhibition celebrates 11 sculptures of Brancusi shown together for the first time, alongside drawings, photographs and films. A selection of never-before-seen archival materials shed light on his relationships with friends, sitters and patrons.

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