Double Nonsite, California And Nevada
Artwork: Double Nonsite, California And Nevada
Size: map: 79.7 x 78.7; square box : 86.4 x 86.4 x 30.5; trapezoidal boxes: each 152.4 x 32.7 x 30.5; floor installation dimensions: 180.3 x 180.3 x 30.5 cm
Medium: Map, five painted steel boxes, lava from the marl mountains, california and obsidian from the cinder cone near truman springs, nevada
Creation year: 1969
Marks: Signed and dated 'Robert Smithson 68-69' (on the reverse of the Masonite backing of the map)
Category: Sculptures And Ceramics
Artwork details : Executed in 1968-1969
Provenance: Dwan Gallery, New York; Private collection, Europe; Anon. sale; Christie's, New York, 3 June 1998, lot 43; Acquired at the previous sale by the present owner
Exhibition history: New York, Dwan Gallery, Robert Smithson, February 1969; Turin, Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna, Conceptual Art-Arte Povera-Land Art, June-July 1970; Ithaca, Cornell University, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art; Minneapolis, Walker Art Center; Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art; La Jolla, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; New York, Whitney Museum of American Art; Venice, La Biennale di Venezia XL; Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; Helsinki, Sara Hilder Museum; Duisburg, Lehmbruck Museum; Belgrade, Museum of Modern Art; Otterloo, Kroller-Muller Museum, Robert Smithson: Retrospective, November 1980-January 1984, pp. 20 and 42, no. S14 (detail and installation view illustrated)

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Date: 2019-05-15
Lot Number: 31B
Low Estimate: $800000 [+87%]
High Estimate: $1200000 [+25%]
Hammer Price: $1500000
Sold For: $1815000