Constantin Brancusi's The Wisdom of the Earth, shown at Cotroceni Art Museum in Bucharest. (Photo: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images)
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Art World Abstracts: Romania Hangs on to Treasured Brancusi Sculpture, and More!

The owners of Constantin Brancusi’s sculpture The Wisdom of the Earth, considered a national treasure in the artist’s native Romania, are looking to sell the masterpiece. However, since the work is considered so important (it’s valued at €20 million) the government has the first right of refusal in any potential sale, and its lack of response in the matter has left the owners unable to sell.

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