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
 

Albany VIII, 1960
Steel, painted black
26 1/2 x 16 5/8 x 11 3/4 (67.3 x 42.2 x 29.8 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 480

Inscription: "David Smith / Jan. 2 '60"

Last known location: Sold at auction, Christie’s, New York, Contemporary Art, November 12, 2014, sale no. 2891, lot no. 70

   

Bouquet of Concaves II, 1960
Steel, painted
22 x 21 3/4 x 9 inches (55.9 x 55.2 x 22.9 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 486

Inscription: "David Smith 6-30-1960 Bouquet of Concaves II"

Last known location: Exhibited in "David Smith Invents," Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C., February 12 - May 16, 2011. Previously sold at auction, Christie’s, New York, Contemporary Art, May 7, 1997, sale no. 8642, lot no. 46

   

Tanktotem VIII, 1960
Steel, painted
79 1/2 x 29 x 11 1/2 inches (201.9 x 73.7 x 29.2 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 495

Inscription: on plate welded to base plane, "David Smith / TNK VIII / 8 14 1960"

Last known location: Sold at auction, Christie's, New York, Post-War and Contemporary Art, November 10, 2015, sale no. 3791, lot no. 8B. Property from the Anita and Arthur Kahn Family Art Collection

   
     

Voltri XIV, 1962
Steel
87 x 20 x 22 3/8 inches (221 x 50.8 x 56.8 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 571

Inscription: around edge of base, "David Smith 6-62/Voltri XIV"

Last known location: Currently listed on the Richard Gray Gallery website.
Previously sold at auction, Sotheby’s, New York, Contemporary Art, Part I,
November 8, 1989, sale no. 5924, lot no. 17

   

Untitled (Voltri), 1962
Steel
20 1/2 x 12 x 4 3/4 (52.1 x 30.5 x 12.1 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 584

Inscription: on base: "David Smith Voltri 1962"

Last known location: Sold at auction, Christie’s, New York, Contemporary Art, November 12, 2014, sale no. 2891, lot no. 78

   

Voltri XX, 1962
Steel
77 3/4 x 27 1/4 x 9 3/8 inches (197.5 x 69.2 x 23.8 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 577

Inscription: on base, "David Smith 6-62/Voltri XX"

Last known location: Sold at auction, Sotheby's Parke Bernet, New York,
Important Contemporary Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, November 8, 1979,
sale no. 4303, lot 832

   

Voltri XXII, 1962
Steel
23 x 18 x 6 3/8 inches (58.4 x 45.7 x 16.2 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 579

Inscription: on base, "David Smith 6-62 Voltri XXII"

Last known location: Collection Gian Lupo Osti, Rome

   

Voltri-Bolton VI, 1962
Steel
87 x 33 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches (221 x 85.1 x 27.3 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 590

Inscription: on base, "David Smith 12.7.62/ Voltri-Bolton VI"

Last known location: Private collection, New York

   

Voltri-Bolton XIX, 1963
Steel, painted
94 1/4 x 20 x 24 inches (239.4 x 50.8 x 61 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 603

Inscription: along bottom edge of square plane, "XIX / David Smith 1963 VOLTRON"

Last known location: Shown in 2012 at Acquavella Galleries, lent by a private collection, New York

   

Menand I, 1963
Steel
19 3/4 x 14 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches (50.2 x 36.8 x 36.8 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 615

Inscription: on vertical element, "David Smith 9-12-63 Menand I"

Last known location: Collection Mr. and Mrs. Edward Miller, New York

   

Oval Node, 1963
Steel, painted
95 1/2 x 82 1/2 x 18 inches (242.6 x 209.6 x 45.7 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 623

Inscription: on base, "David Smith Oct.-12 '63 Oval Node I"

Last known location: Sold by the estate of the artist, 2005

   

Bronze Planes 4/23/64, 1964
Bronze
19 5/8 x 7 x 5 1/2 in. (49.8 x 17.8 x 14 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 632

Last known location: Sold by Christie's, New York, November 16, 2016, sale no. 12157, lot no. 118

   

Bronze Planes 4/4/64, 1964
Bronze with silver patina
22 1/8 x 19 3/4 inches (56.2 x 50.2 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 631

Inscription: on base, "David Smith/April 4 1964"

Last known location: Sold at auction, Sotheby’s, New York,
Contemporary Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, November 9, 1983,
sale no. 5109, lot 33

   

 


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