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David Smith

Untitled, 1959

Indian ink on wove paper, double-sided
17 1/2 × 26 1/5 in
44.5 × 66.5 cm
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Koller Auctions

The work is registered at the Estate of David Smith under the number: 73-59.59.

David Smith was …

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The work is registered at the Estate of David Smith under the number: 73-59.59.

David Smith was born in 1906 in Dectur, Indiana, the son of an engineer and a teacher. He worked occasionally as a welder in the automotive industry. He studied at Ohio University and the University of Notre Dame. On moving to New York, in …

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Signed and dated lower right: David Smith 1-25-59. With the estate stamp on the reverse: ESTATE OF DAVID SMITH ACC. NO. 73-59.59.
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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The work is registered at the Estate of David Smith under the number: 73-59.59.

David Smith was …

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The work is registered at the Estate of David Smith under the number: 73-59.59.

David Smith was born in 1906 in Dectur, Indiana, the son of an engineer and a teacher. He worked occasionally as a welder in the automotive industry. He studied at Ohio University and the University of Notre Dame. On moving to New York, in …

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Signature
Signed and dated lower right: David Smith 1-25-59. With the estate stamp on the reverse: ESTATE OF DAVID SMITH ACC. NO. 73-59.59.
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

Untitled, 1959

Indian ink on wove paper, double-sided
17 1/2 × 26 1/5 in
44.5 × 66.5 cm
Bidding closed
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