Constantin Brancusi - Untitled (Autoportrait), c.1928-33
It is a symbolic portrait of the artist, tinged with humour and mystery. It is in line with Brancusi’s research on portraiture, particularly the portrait of James Joyce (1929). The spiral evokes Picabia’s formal inventions or Duchamp’s Rotoreliefs and refers to a cyclical world while the pyramid expresses, according to Brancusi, the destiny of humanity. As if echoing Etel Adnan’s poem “Conversations with my soul III” Brancusi’s ink drawing annotated with the words Relativement tel que moi (relatively as myself) is displayed so as to be seen after the Room dedicated to Garden of Memory, as a conclusion to the 'Luogo e Segni' exhibition.