Head of a Man

(c. 1913)

Elie Nadelman, American, b. Warsaw, Poland, 1882–1946

Bronze, 15 1/4 X 8 1/2 X 11 1/8 IN. (38.7 X 21.6 X 28.1 CM.) WT. 27 LB.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Accession Number: 72.209

Provenance:
Private Collection, Paris
Greer Gallery, New York
Zabriskie Gallery, New York, to 12 March 1967
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 12 March 1967-6 March 1972
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Exhibition History:
ZABRISKIE GALLERY, New York. "Elie Nadelman," 7 February-4 March 1967, no. 3, ill.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York. "The Sculpture and Drawings of Elie Nadelman," 23 September-30 November 1975, no. 40, ill. p. 50. TOUR: HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 18 December 1975-15 February 1976.
ZABRISKIE GALLERY, New York. "Nadelman Heads," 29 April-24 May 1980, cat. no. 5.
ROYAL SCOTTISH MUSEUM, Edinburgh, Scotland (thru SITES). "Treasures of the Smithsonian," 11 August-4 November 1984.
MUSEE D'ORSAY, Paris, France. "Oublier Rodin: La Sculpture en France, 1905-1914" 9 March 2009 - 31 May 2009. TOUR: FUNDACION CULTURAL MAPFRE, Madrid, Spain, 23 June 2009 - 4 September 2009.

Published References:
KIRSTEIN, LINCOLN. The Sculpture of Elie Nadelman (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1948), ill. p. 18.
GEIST, SIDNEY. Brancusi, A Study of the Sculpture (New York: Grossman, 1968), p. 35, appendix 10, ill, p. 189.
KIRSTEIN, LINCOLN. Elie Nadelman (New York: Eakins, 1973), no. 65, ill. 16.
SPEAR, ATHENA TACHA. "Current and Forthcoming Exhibitions: Pioneers of Modern Sculpture at the Hayward," Burlington Magazine 115/847 (October 1973), p. 629.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), p. 728, ill. 145.
SILVER, JONATHAN. "Elie Nadelman: A Single Notion of Style," Art News 174/9 (November 1975), p. 71, ill. p. 70.
MILLER, SANDA. Constantin Brancusi: A Survey of His Work (Oxford: Clarendon Press ; New York: Oxford University Press, 1995), no. 105, ill.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection