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
 

Forging II , 1955
Varnished Steel
68 3/4 x 4 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches (174.6 x 11.7 x 11.7 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 334

Inscription: on base, "David Smith 1955/IND II "

Last known location: Sold at auction, Sotheby’s, New York, November 4, 2015, sale no. 9430, lot 49 T

   

Poured Rectangles, 1956
Painted steel and silver
29 1/4 x 25 1/2 inches (74.3 x 64.8 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 379

Last known location: On consignment to Otto Gerson Gallery/Fine Art Associates, New York, 1957

   

Raven I, 1956
Steel
30 7/8 x 28 3/4 inches (78.4 x 73 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 380

Last known location: Included in auction, Sotheby's Parke-Bernet, New York, March 11, 1980, Bennington College Art Auction, lot 66 (unsold)

   

Male and Female in Landscape, 1957
Cast iron and bronze
17 x 8 3/8 inches (43.2 x 21.3 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 421

Last known location: On consignment to Otto Gerson Gallery/Fine Art Associates, New York, 1957

   

Plate of Ramparts, 1957
Steel, painted
25 x 22 x 19 inches (63.5 x 55.9 x 48.3 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 427

Last known location: Sold at auction, Christie’s, New York,
Post-War and Contemporary Art, May 14, 2003, sale no. 1232, lot 37

   

8 Planes, 7 Bars, 1957-58
Stainless steel
145 x 28 x 22 inches (368.3 x 71.1 x 55.9 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 445

Last known location: Sold at auction, Sotheby’s, New York,
Contemporary Art, Part I, May 4, 1987, sale no. 5570, lot 33

   

Barons Moon, 1958
Steel, painted
33 1/2 20 1/2 x 6 inches (85.1 x 52.1 x 16.5 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 443

Inscription: on base, "David Smith 1958"

Last known location: Sold at auction, Christie’s, New York,
Post-War and Contemporary Art, May 13, 2014, sale no. 2847, lot 33

   

Head, 1958
Welded steel
18 3/4 x 10 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches (47.6 x 26.7 x 24.8 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 447

Last known location: Sold at auction, Sotheby’s, New York,
Contemporary Art, November 15, 2007, sale no. 8364, lot 116

   

Parrot's Circle, 1958
Steel, zinc
24 1/2 x 9 x 2 inches (47.6 x 26.7 x 24.8 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 448

Last known location: Sold at auction, Sotheby's Parke Bernet, New York,
Contemporary Art, May 18, 1978, sale no. 4126, lot 241

   

Albany IV, 1959
Steel
35 3/4 x 10 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches (90.8 x 26 x 19.7 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 459

Last known location: Currently in a private collection?
Previously sold at auction, Sotheby's Parke Bernet, New York,
Contemporary Art, October 21, 1976, sale no. 3909, lot 240

   

Six Elements, 1959
Bronze
20 inches (50.8 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 471

Inscription: on convex surface of the lowest element, "David Smith/1959"; on horizontal element, "9VI/59"

Last known location: Purchased by M. Stewart, Wilton, Connecticut, at auction,
Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, December 5, 1962, sale no. 2149, lot 27

 


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