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Constantin Brancusi : Brancusi's Flowers
May 16-Jun 29 2019 - 34 days left
Brancusi's Flowers offers an unprecedented opportunity to view eight of the sixteen known images on the subject matter. Each photographed and printed by the artist in his darkroom during the 1920s and 1930s, these still lifes, or ''nature's readymades'', served dual purposes for the artist. Firstly, they were created as gifts for friends and lovers serving as lasting objects of his affection, in contrast with the flowers themselves destined for decay. Secondly, they were a further extension of Brancusi's explorations into photography, fixing flora and fauna at the pinnacle of their sculptural beauty. Brancusi's Flowers highlights a chapter within his concise oeuvre that is singular in its focus on a subject matter outside of the artist's own making. The exhibition is presented concurrently with Brancusi : The Photographer at Kasmin Gallery (293 Tenth Ave).