Catalogue Raisonné

The Estate of David Smith is preparing a new catalogue raisonné of the artist's sculpture for publication. We have also created a database of information and images documenting paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, ceramics and jewelry created by Smith. The Estate would be grateful to receive inquiries and information from individuals and institutions that wish to propose sculptures for inclusion in the catalogue raisonné or who own works by David Smith in other media.

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Please Help Us Locate These "Lost" Sculptures!

The Estate is seeking to contact the owners of a number of David Smith sculptures, or works attributed to David Smith, whose whereabouts are currently unknown. Many of these have been missing for decades, and the Estate may not have photographs or adequate information for an entry in the new catalogue.

Please help us work toward our aim to represent each piece to its best advantage. If you have any information about the current or past ownership of these works, we would appreciate hearing from you. All information will be handled in accordance with the owner's wishes, and will be kept strictly confidential by request.

 
Recently Located:

Bronze Planes 3/9/64, 1964
Bronze with silver patina
16 5/8 x 25 1/2 x 4 inches (42.2 x 64.8 x 10.2 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 630

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Untitled (Standing Figure), 1932
Coral
3 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches (8.9 x 3.2 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 001

Last known location: Collection Dorothy Dehner, New York

   

Untitled, 1933
Carved ebony wood
4 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches (11.4 x 7 x 5.7 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 022

Last known location: Collection Dorothy Dehner, New York

   

Steel Torso, c. 1936
Steel
22 x 12 x 2 1/2 inches (55.9 x 30.5 x 6.4 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 051

Last known location: Private collection, Princeton, New Jersey

   

Untitled, 1937
Steel
Dimensions unknown
Krauss catalogue no. 070

Last known location: Collection of the artist

   

Untitled, 1937
Steel
Dimensions unknown
Krauss catalogue no. 071

Inscription: signed on base, lower right

Last known location: Collection of the artist

   

Concave Construction, 1938
Steel?
Dimensions unknown
Krauss catalogue no. 074

Last known location: Possibly exhibited in "David Smith: Steel Sculpture,"
East River Gallery, New York, January 19 - February 5, 1938

   

Construction with Points, 1938
Steel
Dimensions unknown
Krauss catalogue no. 075

Last known location: Allocated to Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn, New York,
as part of the WPA Federal Art Project

   

Nude, 1938
Steel, painted
6 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches (16.5 x 54.6 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 085

Last known location: Sold through M. Knoedler & Company
by Mildred Constantine Bettelheim, New York City, New York

   

 

Ad Mare , 1938
Steel
27 1/2 x 27 x 8 in. (69.9 x 68.6 x 20.3)
Krauss catalogue no. 112

Last known location: Sold by Sotheby's, New York, November 18, 2016, sale no. 9573, lot no. 109

 

   

Planes with Drawing, 1938
Steel?
Dimensions unknown
Krauss catalogue no. 076

Last known location: Possibly exhibited in "David Smith: Steel Sculpture,"
East River Gallery, New York, January 19 - February 5, 1938

   

Untitled (Still Life Construction), 1938
Iron
14 x 15 1/4 x 8 inches (35.6 x 38.7 x 20.3 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 087

Last known location: Sold at auction, Sotheby’s, New York,
Contemporary Art, May 10, 2005, sale no. 8092, lot 36

   

Vertical Construction (or Abstraction with Arrow), 1938
Steel
12 1/4 x 6 1/2 x 4 inches (31.1 x 16.5 x 10.2 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 090bis [or 197]

Inscription: "1938"

Last known location: Corcos-Levy Collection, New York City, New York

   

Abstraction, c. 1938-39
Painted iron
Dimensions unknown

Inscription: on sculpture, "ΔΣ 39" ; on plate attached to base, "David Smith"

Last known location: Collection of the artist. Created for the WPA Federal Art Project

   

Dancer A, 1939
Fabricated iron, painted
Dimensions unknown
Krauss catalogue no. 115

Last known location: Collection of the artist. Created for the WPA Federal Art Project

   

Dancer, 1939
Iron, welded and forged
9 x 4 x 1 3/4 inches (22.9 x 10.2 x 4.4 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 117

Last known location: Sold at auction, Christie's, New York,
Contemporary Art, November 11, 2009, sale no. 2220, lot 213

   

Bas Relief , 1939
Lead cast
4 1/2 x 3 1/8 in. (11.4 x 7.9 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 113 [cast 1]

Last known location: Eliot Elisofon, New York

   

Headscrew, 1939
Wrought iron
13 1/4 x 17 1/4 x 4 (33.7 x 43.8 x 10.2 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 121

Inscription: side of base, "David Smith 1939"

Last known location: Collection Marian Willard Johnson, New York, c. 1945

   

 


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