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Torso of a Young Man, 1924

Constantin Brancusi, French, b. Hobitza, Romania, 1876–1957

Bronze on stone and wood bases, 18 1/8 x 11 1/2 x 9 1/8 in. (46.1 x 29.2 x 23.0 cm.) on stone base: 6 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. (15.8 x 21.5 x 17.1 cm.); on wood base: 34 1/8 x 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (86.6 x 29.0 x 29.0 cm.)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.611

The Artist, Paris/Staempfli Gallery, NY, 12 June 1961, Henri Pierre Roche, Paris (acquired from the Artist), Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, 1956, Mr. and Mrs. George W. Staempfli, New York, 1957-12 June 1961, Staempfli Gallery, New York, to 12 June 1961, Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 12 June 1961-17 May 1966, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966, KUNSTHAUS, ZURICH. "Abstrakte und surrealistische Malerei und Plastik," 6 October-3 November 1929, no. 10 (as Torso de Jeune Homme, 16 x 30.5 x 46 cm, no. ill.)., SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Constantin Brancusi," December 1955, cat., no ill., n.p., SIDNEY JANIS GALLERY, New York. "Selection: Modern Art from Brancusi to Giacometti," 22 April-11 May 1957, cat. ill., PALAIS DES BEAUX-ARTS, Brussels. "50 Ans d'Art Moderne" (Exposition Universelle et Internationale de Bruxelles), 17 April-19 October 1958, no. 33, ill. p. 210., XXX BIENALLE INTERNAZIONALE D'ARTE, Venice. 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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, European Modernism (Early 20th century)