Contemporary Art Evening Auction

Contemporary Art Evening Auction

View full screen - View 1 of Lot 122. DAVID SMITH | DESERTED GARDEN LANDSCAPE .

Property from the Collection of Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson


Auction Closed

June 30, 01:51 AM GMT


600,000 - 800,000 USD

Lot Details



1906 - 1965


incised with the artist's signature and dated 1946 on a plaque affixed to the base 

steel and bronze

10 ½ by 11 ½ by 4 ½ in. 26.7 by 29.2 by 11.4 cm.

Estate of the artist

Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York 

Acquired by the present owner from the above in 1969

Clement Greenberg, “Art,” Nation, April 1947, pp. 459-460 

David Smith, “I Never Looked at a Landscape—Sculpture Is,” Possibilities I, Winter 1947-48, p. 24, illustrated 

Exh. Cat, Cambridge, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University (and travelling), David Smith, 1906-1965: A Retrospective Exhibition, September 1966 - February 1967, p. 70, no. 150 (text) 

Jerrold Lanes, “Small Sculptures by David Smith at the Marlborough-Gerson Gallery,” Burlington Magazine 110, July 1968, p. 423 

Patricia Railing, “La sculpture américaine de 1940 à 1959," XXe siècle, June 1973, pp. 156-57, no. 40 

Rosalind E. Krauss, The Sculpture of David Smith: A Catalogue Raisonné, New York and London 1977, p. 39, no. 201 (text), and p. 148, fig. 201, illustrated

Ann Eden Gibson, Issues in Abstract Expressionism: The Artist Run Periodicals, New Haven 1990, no. 42, illustrated

Aurélie Barnier, "Une Revue de l'expressionisme abstrait américan: Possibilities (1947-1948)," Les Cahiers du Mnam, No. 71, Spring 2000, p. 112, illustrated

Adelheid M. Gealt, Masterworks from the Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington 2007, p. 38, illustrated