August 31, 2001
Brancusi's sculpture gained international notoriety at the 1913 Armory Show in New York. In his Paris studio (at 8 Impasse Ronsin), Brancusi devoted great attention to the arrangement of his sculptures, documenting individual works and their installation in an important body of photographs.
In the 1930s Brancusi worked on two ambitious public sculpture projects, an unrealized temple in India for the Maharajah of Indore and the installation at Tirgu Jiu, Romania, of his "Gate of the Kiss", "Table of Silence" and "Endless Column" (all this ensemble, together with Heroes Cathedral, dedicated to Romanians heroes on World War I).
On his death Brancusi left the contents of his studio to the Museum of Art of the City of Paris, on condition that the studio be installed in the museum in its entirety. This is now the "Atelier Brancusi".
From journal Paris - first touch