Constantin Brâncuși on Stamps

On 23.02.2009, in Paris’ Grand Palais, the Collection of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé auction took place. Among the items exposed and auctioned, the sculpture Portrait of Madame LR by Constantin Brâncuși (1876-1957) was adjudicated for USD37mil – making it a record price for a sculpture sold at an auction. The sculpture had belonged early on to painter Fernand Léger, but was bought by Yves Saint Laurent in the 1970’s.

This is just one of the examples in which Romanian-born Constantin Brâncuși makes history. Today, modern art would be poorer and less inspired without his input. Today, also, we would look at a much blander art landscape were it not for his use of primordial forms.


Brâncuși’s art is featured on a lot of stamps from various parts of the world. What you can see below is a quite exhaustive selection, at the date of writing the article deemed as complete.

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