Lot 213
  • 213

Tony Smith

70,000 - 100,000 USD
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  • Tony Smith
  • The Keys to Given!
  • stamped with the artist's name, date 1965/01 and number 2/6 on a plaque affixed to the underside
  • bronze with black patina
  • 16 by 16 by 16 in. 40.6 by 40.6 by 40.6 cm.
  • Executed in 1965, this work is number 2 from an edition of 6 plus 1 artist's proof.


Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Acquired by the present owner from the above in 2002


Hartford, Wadsworth Atheneum; Philadelphia, Institute of Contemporary Art, Tony Smith: Two Exhibitions of Sculpture, 1966-1967 (plywood mock-up)
Honolulu Academy of Arts, Sculpture by Tony Smith, 1969 (plywood mock-up)
Munster, Westfälisches Landesmuseum and Monchengladbach, Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Tony Smith Sculptures and Drawings, 1961-1969, 1988, no. 5 (mock-up)
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Tony Smith: Architect, Painter, Sculptor, 1998 (cardboard model)
Valencia, IVAM, Institut Valencia d'Art Modern, Tony Smith, 2002 (another example exhibited)
Lake Worth, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, The Smiths: Tony, Kiki, Seton, 2002-2003 (another example exhibited)


Samuel Wagstaff Jr., "Talking with Tony Smith," ArtForum, December 1966, pp. 14-19
David Bourdon, Art for the City, Philadelphia, Institute of Contemporary Art, 1967, supplement
Gene Baro, "Tony Smith: Toward Speculation in Pure Form," Art International (Zurich), Summer, 1967, pp. 27-31
Lucy R. Lippard, "The Ineluctable Modality of the Visible," Art International (Zurich), Summer 1967, pp. 24-26
Jean Charlot, "Sculpture by Tony Smith," Honolulu Star-Bulletin, October 14, 1969, p. E12
Lucy R. Lippard, Tony Smith, New York/Stuttgart, 1972, p. 46, illustrated
Joan Pachner, Tony Smith: Architect, Painter, Sculptor, PhD Dissertation, New York University, 1993, Vol. 1 and 2
Howard Halle, "The Shape of Things to Come," Time Out New York, August 20-27, 1998, p. 56