David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio
January 28 - April 15, 2012

Cubes and Anarchy offered a fresh interpretation of Smith's work, revealing that geometric abstraction was a constant focus throughout his career. The exhibition presented nearly 80 works, dating from 1932 to 1965, and included many of his monumental late masterpieces together with related paintings, drawings, photographs and sketchbooks, many of which have never been exhibited.

For more information, please visit the website for the Wexner Center. The exhibition was first organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (April 3 - July 24, 2011), and then traveled to the Whitney Museum of American Art (October 6 - January 8, 2012)

Exhibition publication
Whitney Museum exhibition video


Unity of Three Forms, 1937

Zig III, 1961
Private Collection
Books and Apple, 1957
Fogg Art Museum,
Harvard University
Untitled (Three Cubi Studies),
Untitled, 1958
Blue Construction, 1938

Circle IV, 1962

Black White Forward, 1961 Albany IX (Little Albany),
Fifteen Planes, 1958
Lectern Sentinel, 1961
Whitney Museum of American Art
Auburn Queen, 1959 Black Concaves, 1960
Primo Piano III, 1962
Circle III, 1962
National Gallery of Art
Untitled (Candida), 1965

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