1907 – 1960
Age of Global Conflict

Brancusi's Bird in Space

Constantin Brancusi, Bird in Space, bronze, limestone, wood, 1928 (MoMA)

Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker, Dr. Beth Harris

Your Comments (1)

Previous Comments

N. Grove wrote on Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Please correct the information about the sculpture vs. US Customs. The conflict occurred in 1927 (before this version was made) when Edward Steichen tried to bring his Brancusi to New York - see p. 230 of Art Since 1900, vol. 1 for more details

Add Comments

We think Smarthistory works best when it prompts discussion. Please post (on-topic) comments.*

*All comments are moderated

To post a comment, you need the Adobe Flash Plugin. Download it from here.

Where and When

Brancusis Bird in Space
Paris, France
Romanian, worked in Paris

Check this out as well

This work is an open educational resource and This work is licensed under a Creative Common Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.