Ad Mare 
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Sell Through Rate: 100%

Artwork: Ad Mare 
Size: 69.9 x 68.6 x 20.3 cm
Medium: Welded steel construction
Creation year: 1938
Marks: Incised with the artist's signature and date '1938' on the prow 
Category: Sculptures And Ceramics
Provenance: Willard Gallery, New York; Sibley Smith, Wakefield, Rhode Island (acquired from the previous in 1946); Silbey Smith Jr. and Cecile Cohen, Wakefield, Rhode Island (by descent from the previous); Acquired from the previous by the present owner in 2013
Exhibition history: New York, Neumann-Willard Gallery, David Smith, March - April 1940, cat. no. 4, illustrated on the cover of the brochure ; New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Artists for Victory: An Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, December 1942 - February 1943, p. 31; New York, Buchholz Gallery; New York, Neumann-Willard Gallery, The Sculpture of David Smith, January 1946, cat. no. 3 ; Washington, D.C., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; San Antonio Museum of Art, David Smith: Painter, Sculptor, Draftsman, November 1982 - June 1983, pl. no. 1, cat. no. 35, p. 48, illustrated (incorrectly listed as not in the exhibition) 

Sotheby's New York

Date: 2016-11-18
Lot Number: 109