David Smith (1906-1965)

American, 1906–1965

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Abstract Expressionist sculptor and painter David Smith worked as a riveter and welder at automotive factories before devoting himself to art. Interested in the painterly potential of sculpture, he built his works by welding together found objects, …

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Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
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High auction record
US$23.8m, Sotheby's, 2005
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Main Pribilof, 1959
Sold on May 19, 2022
US$277,200
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21% est
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Painting
spray enamel and oil on canvas
98 1/4 x 51 3/4 in. (249.6 x 131.4 cm)
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Realized Price
US$277,200
Auction Sale
May 19, 2022
Phillips
Main Pribilof, 1959
spray enamel and oil on canvas
May 19, 2022
Phillips
US$277,200
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21% est
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Painting
98 1/4 x 51 3/4 in. (249.6 x 131.4 cm)
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Auction Sale
May 19, 2022
Phillips
Realized Price
US$277,200
Untitled, 1958
Sold on Nov 18, 2021
US$17,640
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Painting
egg tempera and India ink on paper
20 x 25 3/4 in. (50.8 x 65.4 cm)
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Realized Price
US$17,640
Auction Sale
Nov 18, 2021
Phillips
Untitled, 1958
egg tempera and India ink on paper
Nov 18, 2021
Phillips
US$17,640
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Painting
20 x 25 3/4 in. (50.8 x 65.4 cm)
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Auction Sale
Nov 18, 2021
Phillips
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US$17,640
Untitled
Sold on Nov 12, 2021
US$18,750
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6% est
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Sculpture
Sculpture
9 7/8 x 12 ¼ in. (25.1 x 31.1 cm.)
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Realized Price
US$18,750
Auction Sale
Nov 12, 2021
Christie's
Untitled
Sculpture
Nov 12, 2021
Christie's
US$18,750
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Sculpture
9 7/8 x 12 ¼ in. (25.1 x 31.1 cm.)
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Nov 12, 2021
Christie's
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US$18,750
Untitled, 1953
Sold on Oct 1, 2021
US$21,250
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42% est
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Painting
tempera on paper
56.8 x 44.1 cm
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Realized Price
US$21,250
Auction Sale
Oct 1, 2021
Christie's
Untitled, 1953
tempera on paper
Oct 1, 2021
Christie's
US$21,250
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Painting
56.8 x 44.1 cm
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Auction Sale
Oct 1, 2021
Christie's
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US$21,250
Untitled, 1961
Sold on Oct 1, 2021
US$25,000
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Painting
spray enamel on paper
27.94 x 44.13 cm
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Realized Price
US$25,000
Auction Sale
Oct 1, 2021
Christie's
Untitled, 1961
spray enamel on paper
Oct 1, 2021
Christie's
US$25,000
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Painting
27.94 x 44.13 cm
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Auction Sale
Oct 1, 2021
Christie's
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US$25,000
3-29-57, 1957
Sold on Oct 1, 2021
US$10,625
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Work on Paper
ink on paper
66.04 x 52.71 cm
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US$10,625
Auction Sale
Oct 1, 2021
Christie's
3-29-57, 1957
ink on paper
Oct 1, 2021
Christie's
US$10,625
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Work on Paper
66.04 x 52.71 cm
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Auction Sale
Oct 1, 2021
Christie's
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US$10,625
Untitled, 1962
Sold on Oct 1, 2021
US$22,500
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29% est
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Painting
oil and enamel on paper
66.0 x 48.3 cm
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Realized Price
US$22,500
Auction Sale
Oct 1, 2021
Christie's
Untitled, 1962
oil and enamel on paper
Oct 1, 2021
Christie's
US$22,500
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Painting
66.0 x 48.3 cm
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Auction Sale
Oct 1, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
US$22,500
Don Quixote, 1952
Sold on Sep 15, 2021
US$35,000
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775% est
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Print
lithograph with hand-coloring in black gouache, on wove paper
60.3 x 45.1 cm
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Realized Price
US$35,000
Auction Sale
Sep 15, 2021
Christie's
Don Quixote, 1952
lithograph with hand-coloring in black gouache, on wove paper
Sep 15, 2021
Christie's
US$35,000
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Print
60.3 x 45.1 cm
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Sep 15, 2021
Christie's
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US$35,000
Untitled (Family), 1954
Sold on Sep 15, 2021
US$2,500
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Print
lithograph, on wove paper
56.8 x 20.6 cm
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Realized Price
US$2,500
Auction Sale
Sep 15, 2021
Christie's
Untitled (Family), 1954
lithograph, on wove paper
Sep 15, 2021
Christie's
US$2,500
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Print
56.8 x 20.6 cm
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Auction Sale
Sep 15, 2021
Christie's
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US$2,500
Untitled
Sold on Jul 21, 2021
US$52,920
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32% est
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Artwork Dimension
33¼ by 50 in. (84.5 by 127 cm.) 35½ by 52½ in. (90.2 by 133.4 cm.)
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Realized Price
US$52,920
Auction Sale
Jul 21, 2021
Sotheby's
Untitled
Jul 21, 2021
Sotheby's
US$52,920
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Artwork Dimension
33¼ by 50 in. (84.5 by 127 cm.) 35½ by 52½ in. (90.2 by 133.4 cm.)
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Auction Sale
Jul 21, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
US$52,920