Public fundraiser for Brancusi sculpture has started

Public fundraiser for Brancusi sculpture has started

Bucharest, April 12, 2016/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Irina Stoica

The public fundraiser aimed at purchasing a famous sculpture by Constantin Brancusi hasofficially started. It was the Minister of Culture who made the first donation in this effort where the Government hopes for a huge public support in order to gather 6 million euros.

On the 16th of March, the Government publicly announced its intention to buy “Wisdom of the Earth”, one of the defining works by Romanian-born sculptor Constantin Brancusi, by a joint endeavor of the Government and Romanians.

The public fundraiser would be added to the 5 million euros already commissioned by theRomanian authorities to the private owners of the artwork. “Since I am the one to sign the opening of the accounts, I have made a symbolic deposit of 100 euros. We want the sculpture to stay in the public heritage”, minister Vlad Alexandrescu said. The deadline for the public fundraiser is the 30th of September 2016, but authorities expressed hope that the money would be raised before that specific date.