Sell Through Rate: 100%

Artwork: Sacrifice
Size: 80 x 43.2 x 50.2 cm
Medium: Painted steel
Creation year: 1950
Marks: Inscribed with the artist's signature and dated '1950' on the base
Category: Sculptures And Ceramics
Provenance: Estate of the Artist; Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, Inc., New York; Acquired by the present owner from the previous in 1969
Exhibition history: New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Paris, Musee National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou; London, Tate Modern, David Smith: A Centennial, February 2006 - January 2007, cat. no. 49, pl. 49, n. p., illustrated; p. 303, illustrated (at Bolton Landing circa 1960), and pp. 13 and 304 (text) (New York) and cat. no. 21, pl. 21, p. 132, illustrated in color; fig. 63, p. 133, illustrated (at Bolton Landing); fig. 65, p. 135, illustrated (at Bolton Landing with sketchbook studies) and p. 305, illustrated (Paris)

Sotheby's New York

Date: 2015-11-11
Lot Number: 23
Low Estimate: $1500000 [+19%]
High Estimate: $2000000 [-9%]
Hammer Price: $1800000
Sold For: $2170000