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David Smith

A Letter, 1952

Lithograph
29 × 25 7/8 in
73.7 × 65.7 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$50,000 - 75,000
location
New York
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About the work
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Signature
One of only six known impressions signed, dated, and annotated, lower margin; Estate inkstamp on verso
Publisher
The Artist, Bolton Landing, New York
David Smith
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, machine parts, and forged metal. His style evolved from early Surrealist and Expressionist tendencies (influenced by Pablo Picasso, Russian Constructivism, Piet Mondrian, and Alberto Giacometti's biomorphic forms) to late masterpieces of geometric abstraction. His last work, Cubi XXVII (1965), part of a series of towering stainless steel sculptures meant to be installed outdoors, broke the auction price record for postwar art at Sotheby's in 2005.

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About the work
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Signature
One of only six known impressions signed, dated, and annotated, lower margin; Estate inkstamp on verso
Publisher
The Artist, Bolton Landing, New York
David Smith
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, machine parts, and forged metal. His style evolved from early Surrealist and Expressionist tendencies (influenced by Pablo Picasso, Russian Constructivism, Piet Mondrian, and Alberto Giacometti's biomorphic forms) to late masterpieces of geometric abstraction. His last work, Cubi XXVII (1965), part of a series of towering stainless steel sculptures meant to be installed outdoors, broke the auction price record for postwar art at Sotheby's in 2005.

David Smith

A Letter, 1952

Lithograph
29 × 25 7/8 in
73.7 × 65.7 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
$50,000 - 75,000
location
New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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