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Forging II

David Smith-Forging II-1955

Sell Through Rate: 100%

Artwork:
Forging II
Size:
172.7 x 23.5 x 23.5 cm
Medium :
Stainless steel
Creation Year:
1955
Marks
Incised 'David Smith' and dated '1955' and inscribed 'IND.II' on the base
Category :
Sculpture
Provenance :
Estate of the artist; Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York; Mrs. Nahum Goldman, Paris (acquired from the above on September 27, 1969); Guido and Michael Goldman, Cambridge, Massachusetts (by descent from the above and sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 2, 1985, lot 51); Acquired at the above sale by A. Alfred Taubman
Exhibition History :
New York, Willard Gallery, David Smith: Sculpture - Drawings, 1954-1956, March 6 - 31, 1956, illustrated (at Bolton Landing, circa 1955 and 1956); Sao Paulo, Museu de Arte Moderna, V Sao Paulo Bienal, U.S. Representation: Smith, Guston, Francis, Kadish, Frankenthaler, Goldberg, Kohn, Leslie, Marca-Relli, Metcalf, Mitchell, Rauschenberg, September 21 - December 31, 1959, no. 37; New York, Gagosian Gallery, David Smith: The Forgings, October 29, 2013 - January 11, 2014, illustrated in color in the catalogue pp. 26 (at Bolton Landing circa 1956), 27 and 86, illustrated in the catalogue pp. 8, 31 and 66 (at Bolton Landing, circa 1955 and 1956) (incorrect size)

Sotheby’s New York

Date:
2015-11-04
Lot Number :
49
Low Estimate :
$1,000,000[+50%]*
High Estimate :
$1,500,000[0%]*
Hammer Price :
$1,500,000
Sold For :
$1,810,000*