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mysleepykisser-with-feelings-hid:     Amadeo Modigliani, Tête, 1911-1912     Modigliani was encouraged to sculpt  by Brancusi. He made about thirty stone carvings before poverty and  ill-health forced him to stop. These were mostly heads, of which this is  one of the largest. Seven were shown as a ‘decorative ensemble’ in  1912, and Epstein later recalled that Modigliani would place candles on  them, achieving the effect of ‘a primitive  temple’. Modigliani eclectically borrowed from…

Amedeo Modigliani Title Head Tête Date Medium Limestone Dimensions Object: 892 x 140 x 352 mm, 41 kg Collection Tate Acquisition Transferred from the Victoria & Albert Museum 1983

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