147
147

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF BLAKE BYRNE

David Smith
CLASSIC FIGURE III
Estimate
250,000350,000
JUMP TO LOT
147

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF BLAKE BYRNE

David Smith
CLASSIC FIGURE III
Estimate
250,000350,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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David Smith
1906 - 1965
CLASSIC FIGURE III
incised with the artist's signature, date 45 and number II on the figure's arm
bronze
13 1/4 by 7 1/2 by 5 in. 33.7 by 19.1 by 12.7 cm.
Executed in 1945, this work is number 2 from an edition of 3.
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Provenance

Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Lester A. Talkington, Tappan (acquired directly from the artist in September 1946)
Private Collection, Massachusetts (acquired from the above)
Joan T. Washburn Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in June 2003

Exhibited

Northampton, Smith College Museum of Art, Memorial to Alfred Vance Churchill, 1864-1949: Works of Art Belonging to Alumnae, May - June 1950, cat. no. 75

Literature

Rosalind Krauss, The Sculpture of David Smith: A Catalogue Raisonné, New York 1977, cat. no. 172, p. 30, illustrated

Catalogue Note

“Visions are from the imaginative mind, sculpture can come from the found discards in nature, from sticks and stones and parts and pieces, assembled or monolithic, solid form, open form, lines of form, or, like a painting, the illusion of form. And sculpture can be painting and painting can be sculpture and no authority can overrule the artist in his declaration.”
David Smith

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