Modern and Contemporary Art
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Artist: Constantin Brancusi, Romanian, 1876–1957

Yellow Bird


Yellow marble, limestone, and oak

base (Top limestone base): 20 x 39.4 cm(7 7/8 x 15 1/2 in.) base (Oak base): 68.3 x 24.5 cm(26 7/8 x 9 5/8 in.) 221.6 cm (87 1/4 in.) marble: 92 x 15.2 x 17.2 cm (36 1/4 x 6 x 6 3/4 in.) base (bottom limestone base): 20 x 39.4 cm(7 7/8 x 15 1/2 in.)
Bequest of Katherine S. Dreier
20th century
On view

H. E. F., “The Little Review, Autumn 1921,” Arts 2 (December 1921): 186–87, ill.

Sidney Geist, Brancusi: A Study of the Sculpture (New York: Grossman, 1968), 68, 200–201, no. 116.

Athena T. Spear, Brancusi’s Birds (New York: New York University Press, 1969), 13, no. 10, fig. 15.

Robert L. Herbert, Eleanor S. Apter, and Elise K. Kenney, The Société Anonyme and the Dreier Bequest at Yale University: A Catalogue Raisonné (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1984), 85, no. 58, ill.

Susan B. Matheson, Art for Yale: A History of the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2001), 126–27, fig. 122.

Ruth L. Bohan et al., The Société Anonyme: Modernism for America, ed. Jennifer Gross, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2006), 152, fig. 13.

Ketevan Kintsurashvili, David Kakabadzé: Georgian Modern Artist and Inventor (New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2013), 140.

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