David Smith - New Now New York Wednesday, March 8, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Estate of the Artist
    Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles
    Private Collection
    Christie's, New York, September 26, 2002, lot 703
    Private Collection, United States
    Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles
    Private Collection (acquired from the above)
    Bonham's, New York, July 1, 2020, lot 24
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Los Angeles, Margo Leavin Gallery, David Smith: Works on Paper, January 6–February 10, 1990, p. 26 (illustrated)

  • Literature

    John O'Brien, "Poetics of Reverie: David Smith drawings at Margo Leavin Gallery," Artweek, January 25, 1990, p. 10



signed with the artist's initials [in Greek], inscribed and dated "ΔΣ 2/11/55 3" lower left; stamped by The Estate of David Smith and numbered "73-55.57" on the reverse
egg tempera and gouache on paper
17 1/2 x 22 1/2 in. (44.5 x 57.2 cm)
Executed on February 11, 1955.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $13,335

Contact Specialist

Avery Semjen
Head of Sale, New Now
212 940 1207

New Now

New York Auction 8 March 2023