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  • Provenance

    Mr. and Mrs. Lester A. Talkington, Tappan (acquired directly from the artist in September 1946)
    Private Collection, Massachusetts (acquired from the above)
    Joan T. Washburn Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in June 2003

  • Exhibited

    Northampton, Smith College Museum of Art, Memorial to Alfred Vance Churchill, 1864-1949: Works of Art Belonging to Alumnae, May - June, 1950, no. 75, p. 23
    Cambridge, Harvard Art Museums, Fogg Museum, David Smith 1906–1965. A Retrospective Exhibition, September 28 - November 15, 1966, no. 124, p. 59 (another example exhibited as Female Figure); then traveled to Washington, D.C., Washington Gallery of Modern Art, January 7 - February 26, 1967, no. 479, p. 80 (another example exhibited as Abstract Figure)

  • Literature

    Art Quarterly, XXVI, Summer 1953, p. 258 (another example illustrated)
    Rosalind Krauss, The Sculpture of David Smith: A Catalogue Raisonné, New York, 1977, no. 172, pp. 30, 31 (another example listed)
    Paul Cummings, David Smith: The Drawings, exh. cat., Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1979, p. 17 (another example)
    Candida Smith, The Fields of David Smith, Mountainville, 1999, p. 140 (another example)

Property from the Collection of Blake Byrne, Los Angeles

149

Classic Figure III

incised with the artist’s signature and number "II David Smith" on the figure’s proper left arm
bronze, mounted on wood base
sculpture 13 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (33.5 x 21.5 x 9 cm)
base 1 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (3.8 x 12 x 12 cm)
overall 14 5/8 x 8 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (37.3 x 21.5 x 12 cm)

Executed in 1945, this work is from an edition of 3 known works.

Estimate
$100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for $201,600

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20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session

New York 8 December 2020