Contemporary Art Evening Auction

Contemporary Art Evening Auction

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Property from a Distinguished American Collection


Auction Closed

October 29, 12:08 AM GMT


1,800,000 - 2,500,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from a Distinguished American Collection


1906 - 1965


incised with the artist’s name, stamped with the title and dated 1952 on a plaque affixed to the base 

steel and cast iron, painted red 

22 by 13 by 9 ½ in. 55.9 by 33 by 24.1 cm.

Estate of the artist

Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York

Dr. and Mrs. Richard Kaplan, Philadelphia (acquired from the above in October 1966)

Christie's, New York, 3 May 1988, Lot 7 (consigned by the above) 

Collection of Candida and Rebecca Smith, New York

Gagosian Gallery, New York 

Acquired by the present owner from the above in February 2000

Herman Cherry, "David Smith," Numero 5, No. 3, May - June 1953, pp. 20-21, illustrated

Eugene Goossen, "David Smith," Arts, Vol. 30, No. 6, March 1956, p. 26, illustrated (incorrectly titled Agricola IV)

Exh. Cat, Cambridge, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University (and traveling), David Smith, 1906-1965: A Retrospective Exhibition, September 1966 - February 1967, p. 73 (text)

Rosalind E. Krauss, "The Essential David Smith, Part II," Artforum, April 1969, p. 38

Rosalind E. Krauss, Terminal Iron Works: The Sculpture of David Smith, Cambridge 1971, p. XIII (text), and p. 162, no. 133, illustrated 

Rosalind E. Krauss, The Sculpture of David Smith: A Catalogue Raisonné, New York and London 1977, p. 56, no. 271 (text), and p. 277, illustrated

Karen Wilkin, "At the Galleries," Partisan Review, Summer 1992, pp. 486-87, illustrated

Michael Kilian, “Priceless Works,” Chicago Tribune, 25 February 1992, n.p. (text) (online)

Exh. Cat., New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, David Smith: A Centennial, 2006, p. 76 (text)