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.


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.

1930-1939  |  1940-1944  |  1945-1949  |  1950-1954  |  1955-1959  |  1960-1964  |  view all

Reaction in Medicine, 1940
Bronze on oak board
9 x 10 1/4 x 7/8 inches
Krauss catalogue no. 106, cast 4

Last known location: Collection of Dr. J. E. Milgram, New York


Woman on Horseback, 1940
7 1/2 x 4 inches (19.1 x 10.2 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 159

Inscription: "ΔΣ 40"

Last known location: Sold at auction, Christie’s, New York, Contemporary Art, May 3, 1989, sale no. 6804, lot 11


Arch Figure, c. 1940
Steel and bronze
Dimensions unknown
Krauss catalogue no. 142

Last known location: Exhibited in "Wrought Iron Abstract Sculpture by David Smith,"
Saint Paul Gallery and School of Art, Saint Paul, Minnesota, March 15-April 26, 1940


Construction Horizontal, 1941
Dimensions unknown
Krauss catalogue no. 143

Last known location: Collection of Marian Willard Johnson
and Dan Rhodes Johnson, New York, by 1940


Figure, 1941
Dimensions unknown
Krauss catalogue no. 145

Last known location: On consignment to Willard Gallery, New York, 1943



Widow's Lament, 1942
15 x 20 x 6 1/2 inches (38.1 x 50.8 x 16.5 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 150

Last known location: Sold at auction, Christie’s, New York,
Post-War and Contemporary Art, May 13, 2008, sale no. 1997, lot 29



Abstraction, 1943
11 1/4 x 6 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches (28.6 x 16.5 x 3.8 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 152

Last known location: Possibly exhibited in "Monumentality in Modern Sculpture," Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas, December 13, 1956-January 13, 1957


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