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170

David Smith

Untitled

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 25,000 USD

David Smith

David Smith

Untitled

Untitled

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 25,000 USD

Lot sold:

12,600

USD

David Smith

1906 - 1965

Untitled


inscribed △Σ 851; stamped with the artist's estate stamp and numbered 73-51.8 on the reverse

black egg ink, tempera, and oil on paper

Sheet: 17 by 20¼ in. (43.2 by 51.4 cm.)

Framed: 25 by 30¼ in. (63.5 by 76.8 cm.)

Executed in 1951.

This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is hinged at the upper corners of the reverse to the backing board. There are artist's pinholes in the upper corners. The left and right edges of the sheet are deckled. There are tonal and textural variations to the surface, inherent to the artist's working method. There is a slight overall discoloration and very minor undulation to the sheet, consistent with the age of the work. There is some minor handling wear to the bottom edge of the sheet, most notably a 1 inch tear near the lower right corner, visible upon close inspection. Framed under Plexiglas.


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The Estate of David Smith
Knoedler Gallery, New York
Akira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo
Private Collection
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2020
New York, Knoedler Gallery, David Smith: Sculpture, Painting and Drawing of the Fifties, November – December 1984, no. 12, p. 6, illustrated (as △Σ 851)
Tokyo, Akira Ikeda Gallery, David Smith: Sculpture and Drawings, May – June 1988, no. 5, n.p., illustrated in color