David Smith - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 18, 2023 | Phillips

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  • “[David] Smith was friendly with the owner of a local weekly, the Warrensburg News, who allowed him to borrow some old wood type. Smith did the layout for this poster by combining various styles of old type with linocut. No two posters are alike as the hand coloring varies from one impression to another. The posters were printed on both white and yellowish paper.” —Alexandra Schwartz


    David Smith, Tanktotem III, 1953. Image: Eric Murphy / Alamy Stock Photo, Artwork: © 2023 The Estate of David Smith, Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


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      Alexandra Schwartz 38


Willard Gallery Poster (S. 38)

Linocut and handset type with watercolor additions, on Hayle Mill handmade laid paper, the full sheet.
S. 20 1/4 x 15 3/4 in. (51.4 x 40 cm)
With a Wittenborn Art Books, New York sticker at the reverse of the lower left corner, published for the exhibition at Willard Gallery, New York David Smith Drawings, December 15-30, 1953, framed.

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$7,000 - 10,000 

Sold for $3,048

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 18 - 20 April 2023