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
 

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, N.J.

   

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,
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: Possibly sold through M. Knoedler & Company
by Mildred Constantine Bettelheim, New CIty, N.Y.

 

   

 

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 City, N.Y.

   

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

   

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

   

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

   

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

   

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, Minn., March 15-April 26, 1940

   

Construction Horizontal, 1941
Bronze
Dimensions unknown
Krauss catalogue no. 143

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

   

Figure, 1941
Bronze
Dimensions unknown
Krauss catalogue no. 145

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

   

 

Widow's Lament, 1942
Bronze
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
Bronze
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, December 13, 1956-January 13, 1957

   

Classic Figure II (Sedate Figure) , 1945
Bronze
12 1/4 x 3 x 6 inches (31.1 x 7.6 x 15.2 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 161

Inscription: "David Smith 45"

Last known location: Sold at auction, Sotheby's, New York, May 4, 1994, sale no. 6554, lot no. 1

   

Woman on Horseback, 1945
Bronze
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

   

Brooch, 1945
Silver
2 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 3/16 inches (5.7 x 3.8 x .5 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 680

Last known location: Collection Dorothy Dehner, New York

   

Race for Survival (Spectre of Profit) , 1946
(Alternate title: Spectre-Race for Survival)
Steel and stainless steel
18 3/8 x 33 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches (46.7 x 85.1 x 15.9 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 209

Inscription: Signed and dated: "David Smith 1946"

Last known location: Private collection, courtesy Eykyn MacLean

   

Untitled, 1947
Steel, painted
72 x 50 inches (182.9 x 127 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 216

Last known location: Estate of the artist, Bolton Landing, N.Y.

   

Insect, 1948
Steel and silver, painted
21 1/2 x 20 x 4 inches (54.6 x 50.8 x 10.2 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 218

Last known location: Private collection, courtesy Asher Edelman

   

The Eagle, 1949
Medium and dimensions unknown
Krauss catalogue no. 222

Last known location: Collection of the artist, Bolton Landing, N.Y.

   

The Maiden's Dream-Variation, 1949
Bronze
28 3/4 x 20 1/2 x 20 1/4 inches (73 x 52.1 x 51.4 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 225

Inscription: on base, "David Smith 1947-48-49"

Last known location: sold through private dealer by Dr. and Mrs. T. R. McElhenney, Austin

   

Polio's War, 1949
Bronze
Dimensions unknown
Krauss catalogue no. 226

Last known location: Exhibited at the Polio Poster Competition, Museum of Modern Art, New York, October 31-November 20, 1949

   
         

Letter to Australia, 1951
Cast iron and stainless steel
80 1/2 x 16 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches (204.5 x 41.3 x 14 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 259

Inscription: on plate welded to base, "David Smith 1951 1.12/ AUS. LETTER"

Last known location: Private collection, Switzerland, by 1983

   

Agricola II , 1952
Steel and stainless steel
23 3/4 x 41 7/8 x 11 inches (60.3 x 106.4 x 27.9 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 266

Inscription: on plate welded to base, "David Smith 1952"

Last known location: Sold at auction, Christie, Manson & Woods International, New York, Contemporary and Modern Sculpture from the Collection of Richard and Reva Kaplan, May 3, 1988, sale no. 6586, lot 5

   

Agricola VI , 1952
Steel, cast iron, and stainless steel
42 x 33 1/4 x 11 1/4 in. (106.7 x 84.5 x 28.6 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 270

Last known location: Sold by Sotheby's, New York, May 12, 2015, sale no. 9345, lot no. 30

   

Agricola III, 1952
Steel and cast iron
28 x 16 1/2 x 22 3/4 inches (71.1 x 41.9 x 57.8 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 267

Inscription: on base, "DAVID SMITH 1952 2G"

Last known location: Currently listed on the Richard Gray Gallery website. Previously sold at auction, Christie, Manson & Woods, International, Contemporary Art, New York, May 6, 1986, sale no. 6122, lot 13

   

Agricola XII , 1952
Steel
32 x 24 x 4 5/8 inches (81.3 x 61 x 11.7 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 275

Inscription: on plate welded to sculpture, "David Smith 1952 / Agricola XII / 1952." Also signed and dated 11/4/52 on top of base

Last known location: Sold at auction, Sotheby's, Contemporary Art, New York, November 13, 2013, sale no. 9037, lot no. 51

   

Vertical Pistol Structure, 1952
Burnished steel
46 x 15 3/4 x 15 1/4 inches (116.8 x 40 x 38.7 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 284

Inscription: on plate welded to base, "David Smtih/1952 G2"

Last known location: Sold through Galerie Gmurzynska, Zurich, 2011

   

Ridge Runner, 1953
Copper, steel, bronze
24 1/4 x 33 x 13 5/8 inches (61.6 x 83.8 x 34.6 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 301

Inscription: on plate welded to base, "David Smith//Arkansas 6/14 TIW 9/16/53"

Last known location: Sold at auction, Christie’s, New York,
Post-War and Contemporary Art, November 14, 2012, sale no. 2597, lot 29

   

Untitled, 1953
Steel
21 x 4 3/8 x 4 inches (53.3 x 11.1 x 10.2 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 306

Last known location: Possibly sold through Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York, to Alistair McAlpine, 1970

   

Untitled, 1953
Steel and machine parts
31 x 16 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches (78.7 x 41.9 x 8.9 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 315

Last known location: Sold at auction, Christie’s, New York,
Post-War and Contemporary Art, May 11, 2005, sale no. 1516, lot 23

   

Ark 53, 1954
Bronze, copper, stainless steel
39 x 34 x 26 in. (99.1 x 86.4 x 66 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 320

Inscription: On plate welded to sculpture, "David Smith 1-1-54/ARK.53"

Last known location: consigned to Willard Gallery, New York, 1956

   

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, N.Y., 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 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, N.Y., 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 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 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, Conn., at auction,
Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, December 5, 1962, sale no. 2149, lot 27

   

Albany VIII, 1960
Steel, painted black
26 1/2 x 16 5/8 x 11 3/4 inches (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 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

   

Menand III, 1963
Steel
25 3/4 x 16 x 22 inches (65.4 x 40.6 x 55.9 cm)
Krauss catalogue no. 617

Inscription: around rim of segmented circle, "David Smith 9-14-63 Menand III"

Last known location: Christie's, New York, November 13, 2013, sale no. 2792, lot no. 138 (unsold)

   

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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