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Endless Column restored

ALEXANDRA PARIGORIS (Published in “Sculpture” magazine, Washington DC, No 1, 2002, p. 20-23 and reproduced in this site with the kind permission of the author) It has been just over a year since restoration work was completed on Brancusi’s Endless Column in Targu Jiu , Romania. The project, which began in May 1996 when the […]

Habent sua fata columnae

The monument erected under favourable stars had to face countless hardships. There followed the War, then the communist period. The sculptor became persona non grata. Long years of imprisonment were in store for Gheorghe Tatarescu, Ioan Bujoiu, Stefan Georgescu-Gorjan. In l95o the priceless archive of the Tatarescus was destroyed.The short-hand notes of engineer Gorjan jotted […]

Finis Coronat Opus

“It is no big deal to bend it to the ground. Yet it will be difficult to straighten it again”. These prophetic words, uttered by the character Brancusi in Mircea Eliade’s play on the Endless Column, turned out to be true during the four years elapsed between the “beheading” of the monument on September 14, […]

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