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David (1906) Smith Sold at Auction Prices

Sculptor, Painter, b. 1906 - d. 1965

(b Decatur, Indiana 1906; d Bennington, Vermont 1965) American sculptor. David Smith is known for his massive geometric sculptures made of steel. As a young man Smith worked in an automotive shop welding metal, which would later come to influence his work. After attending Ohio University in 1924, Smith studied painting at the Art Students League in New York City. In the 1930s, in New York, he made the acquaintance of many prolific artists such as Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning. It was at this time, in 1933, that Smith began working exclusively in metal for his sculptures. Smith had his first solo exhibition in 1938. A major retrospective of his work was organized by the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1957. He also exhibited at the Venice and Sao Paulo Biennales in 1958 and 1959. In 1965, the year of his death, President Johnson appointed Smith to the National Council on the Arts.

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            • DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled painted steel 23 ¼ x 22 ½ x 7 in. (58.6 x
              May. 17, 2024

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled painted steel 23 ¼ x 22 ½ x 7 in. (58.6 x

              Est: $300,000 - $500,000

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled painted steel 23 ¼ x 22 ½ x 7 in. (58.6 x 56.1 x 17.8 cm.)

              Christie's
            • DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) To Be A Golden Harbour spray enamel on canvas 98 1⁄
              May. 17, 2024

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) To Be A Golden Harbour spray enamel on canvas 98 1⁄

              Est: $400,000 - $600,000

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) To Be A Golden Harbour spray enamel on canvas 98 1⁄8 x 51 7⁄8 in. (249.2 x 131.7 cm.)

              Christie's
            • DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Voltri X steel and paint
              May. 16, 2024

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Voltri X steel and paint

              Est: $2,000,000 - $3,000,000

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Voltri X steel and paint

              Christie's
            • Puritan Landscape
              May. 16, 2024

              Puritan Landscape

              Est: $400,000 - $600,000

              Property from an Important Private Collection David Smith 1906 - 1965 Puritan Landscape incised David Smith and stamp-dated 1946 (on the base) steel, cast iron, bronze and nickel with steel and stainless steel base 28 ½ by 15 by 10 in. 72.4 by 38.1 by 25.4 cm. Executed in 1946.

              Sotheby's
            • Structure 38
              May. 14, 2024

              Structure 38

              Est: $180,000 - $250,000

              David Smith 1906 - 1965 Structure 38 steel on stainless steel base 26 by 25 by 13 in. 66 by 63.5 by 33 cm. Executed circa 1956.

              Sotheby's
            • Vertical Pistol Structure
              May. 14, 2024

              Vertical Pistol Structure

              Est: $700,000 - $1,000,000

              David Smith 1906 - 1965 Vertical Pistol Sculpture incised with the artist's signature and date 1952 (on a metal plaque) steel 46 by 15 ¾ by 15 ¼ in.  116.8 by 40 by 38.7 cm.  Executed in 1952.

              Sotheby's
            • David Smith (American, 1906-1965) - D S 10 28 1958
              May. 11, 2024

              David Smith (American, 1906-1965) - D S 10 28 1958

              Est: $10,000 - $15,000

              David Smith (American, 1906-1965) - D S 10 28 1958 Signed and dated ‘David Smith 10 28 1958’ bottom left, egg tempera and India ink on wove paper. 20 x 24 ¾ (50.8 x 62.9cm) Provenance M. Knoedler & Co., New York, New York. Makler Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Thompson Family Estate. Exhibition "David Smith: A Decade of Drawings, 1953-1963," Balin / Traube Gallery, New York, May 14-June 14, 1963, no. 7. “David Smith: Drawings,” Organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, State University of New York at Plattsburgh, New York, December 1-22, 1963, traveled to other institutions, no. 25.

              Freeman's | Hindman
            • March 8, 1962
              Mar. 04, 2024

              March 8, 1962

              Est: $15,000 - $20,000

              David Smith 1906 - 1965 March 8, 1962 signed and dated 3/8/1962 (lower right) spray paint on paper 18 by 22¾ in. 45.7 by 57.8 cm. Executed in 1962.

              Sotheby's
            • Letter Sculpture Group
              Feb. 29, 2024

              Letter Sculpture Group

              Est: $20,000 - $30,000

              Art House: The Collection of Chara Schreyer David Smith 1906 - 1965 Letter Sculpture Group numerical stamps (on the reverse of each) gelatin silver print, in 6 parts each approximately: 4½ by 3 in. each approximately: 11.4 by 7.62 cm. Executed circa 1951.c Please note that this lot will not be on view during the sale exhibition. It is located at our Long Island City, New York storage facility. If you would like to examine it in person before the sale please contact Montserrat Palacios at [email protected]

              Sotheby's
            • David Smith (American, 1906-1965) - Sentinel II (Study for Sculpture)
              Feb. 28, 2024

              David Smith (American, 1906-1965) - Sentinel II (Study for Sculpture)

              Est: $6,000 - $10,000

              David Smith (American, 1906-1965) - Sentinel II (Study for Sculpture) Titled, dated ‘56-57’ and inscribed with specifications at upper right, ink on paper Sheet size: 10 5/8 x 8 3/8 in. (27 x 21.3cm) Provenance The Artist. Private collection. Mekler Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Sotheby's, New York, sale of May 5, 1986, lot 86/i. Acquired directly from the above sale.  The Collection of Sidney Rothberg, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Exhibition "David Smith, Drawings for Sculpture: 1954–1964," Mekler Gallery, Los Angeles, California, April 26-May 30, 1981, no. 26. “David Smith: Drawings for Sculpture, 1954–1964,” Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York, May 19-October 31, 1982, no. 56. “David Smith: Workbook Drawings for Sculpture, 1954–1964,” Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 28-August 21, 1983. Literature Gerald Nordland, David Smith, Drawings for Sculpture: 1954–1964, Mekler Gallery, Los Angeles, 1981, an exhibition catalogue, no. 26. David Smith: Drawings for Sculpture, 1954–1964, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, 1982, an exhibition catalogue, p. 37, no. 56 (illustrated). E. A. Carmean, Jr., David Smith: Seven Major Themes, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1982, an exhibition catalogue, fig. 5 , p. 92 (illustrated).

              Freeman's | Hindman
            • David Smith (American, 1906-1965) - Circle Study: Two-Sided Drawing (Study for Sculpture)
              Feb. 27, 2024

              David Smith (American, 1906-1965) - Circle Study: Two-Sided Drawing (Study for Sculpture)

              Est: $4,000 - $6,000

              David Smith (American, 1906-1965) - Circle Study: Two-Sided Drawing (Study for Sculpture) Ink on paper Sheet size: 10 5/8 x 8 1/4 in. (27 x 21cm) Executed in 1962. Provenance The Artist. Private Collection. Mekler Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Sotheby's, New York, sale of May 5, 1986, lot 86/ii. Acquired directly from the above sale.  The Collection of Sidney Rothberg, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Exhibition "David Smith, Drawings for Sculpture: 1954-1964," Mekler Gallery, Los Angeles, California, April 26-May 30, 1981. “David Smith: Drawings for Sculpture, 1954-1964,” Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York, May 19-October 31, 1982. Literature Gerald Nordland, David Smith, Drawings for Sculpture: 1954-1964, an exhibition catalogue, Mekler Gallery, Los Angeles, 1981, no. 36. David Smith: Drawings for Sculpture, 1954–1964, an exhibition catalogue, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, 1982, p. 42, no. 71 (illustrated). E.A. Carmean, Jr. David Smith: Seven Major Themes, an exhibition catalogue, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., p. 137, fig. 7 (illustrated). Lot Essay This drawing is a working study for sculpture from the artist's notebook compiled between 1956-1962.

              Freeman's | Hindman
            • David Smith (American, 1906-1965) - Cubi Study (Study for Sculpture)
              Feb. 27, 2024

              David Smith (American, 1906-1965) - Cubi Study (Study for Sculpture)

              Est: $5,000 - $8,000

              David Smith (American, 1906-1965) - Cubi Study (Study for Sculpture) Charcoal on paper 10 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. (26 x 19.7cm) Executed circa 1956. Provenance The Artist. Private Collection. Mekler Gallery, Los Angeles, California. Sotheby's, New York, sale of May 5, 1986, lot 86/iii. Acquired directly from the above sale.  The Collection of Sidney Rothberg, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Exhibition “David Smith: Drawings for Sculpture, 1954-1964,” Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York, May 19-October 31, 1982. Literature David Smith: Drawings for Sculpture, 1954-1964, an exhibition catalogue, Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York, 1982, p. 37, cat. no. 57 (illustrated). Lot Essay This drawing is a working study for sculpture from the artist's notebook compiled between 1956-1962.

              Freeman's | Hindman
            • Untitled
              Nov. 14, 2023

              Untitled

              Est: $20,000 - $30,000

              The Collection of Phyllis & Jerome Lyle Rappaport David Smith 1906 - 1965 Untitled signed with the artist's initials and dated 1951- Feb (lower center) gouache and tempera on paper 18 by 23 in. 45.7 by 58.4 cm. Executed in 1951.

              Sotheby's
            • Untitled
              Nov. 14, 2023

              Untitled

              Est: $15,000 - $20,000

              The Collection of Phyllis & Jerome Lyle Rappaport David Smith 1906 - 1965 Untitled ink, tempera and oil on paper 16 by 20 ¼ in. 40.6 by 51.4 cm. Executed in 1952.

              Sotheby's
            • Untitled
              Nov. 14, 2023

              Untitled

              Est: $600,000 - $850,000

              Property from a New York Private Collection David Smith 1906 - 1965 Untitled incised with the artist's signature twice and date 1938 (on the base) painted steel 39 ⅞ by 42 ⅛ by 10 in. 101.3 by 107 by 25.4 cm. Executed in 1938.

              Sotheby's
            • Anthropomorphic figure "iginga", before 1937 - D. R. Congo, eastern Congo, Kivu & Maniema, Lega
              Nov. 11, 2023

              Anthropomorphic figure "iginga", before 1937 - D. R. Congo, eastern Congo, Kivu & Maniema, Lega

              Est: €25,000 - €50,000

              ivory, mounted on base [a work by the artist David Smith (1906-1965)] An object from the same workshop that entered the collections of the Barnes Foundation in 1922, published by Clarke, New York 2015, p. 267, cat. 64b (see also AHDRC 0126889). John D. Graham (1890-1961) was a prominent figure on the New York art scene in the 1920s and 1930s. He wrote as early as 1936 about the influence of African sculpture and its formal language on artists of the Western world and introduced artists such as Jackson Pollock, David Smith, Adolph Gottlieb and others to African art. For Frank Crowninshield, Graham was able to assemble an entire collection of African sculpture, which became one of the first major private collections of African art in the United States and was featured in several exhibitions in the 1930s. The present object was shown in the exhibition "African Negro Art from the Collection Frank Crowninshield" as exhibit no. 23 at the Brooklyn Museum in New York from 20 March - 25 April 1937 (cf. photo in AHDRC under number 0025737). Crowninshield (1872-1947) himself was editor of Vanity Fair for two decades and then an advisor to Vogue. He was an important American taste-maker. In him, Graham had found a brother in spirit. Both contributed decisively to making African artefacts accessible and known to a wider audience. Graham also established the link between Crowninshield and his friend David Smith, who was commissioned to make plinths for the objects in the Crowninshield collection. The mounting of the Crowninshield collection probably began during the summer of 1933 and continued that fall. He chose dark, exotic woods, such as ebony, as the material. The social and spiritual life of the Lega is governed by the "bwami" society. Within the association there are five initiation levels, or societies, which every man must pass through in order to be considered a fully initiated member of the community in the teachings and traditions of the people. Each initiation society has its own objects and sculptures "isengo" (pl. "masengo") that serve to convey the teachings and moral concepts of "bwami". These include the small "iginga" ivory figurines. They are owned by the highest initiation level of the "bwami", the "kindi" society, and belong to members of "lutumbo lwa kindi". Of all the initiation objects, the Lega consider "maginga" to have the strongest innate power, and they often use bits of the material scraped from these figures to mix in a drink intended for medicinal purposes. Expertise: Certificate of the Nature Conservation Authority, Würzburg, No. DE-WÜS230810-292 Published In: "African Negro Art from the Collection Frank Crowninshield", New York: Brooklyn Museum, 1937: 23 AHDRC: 0025737 Continent: Africa This object is subject to CITES. Please note that it can only be sent within the European Union. At the present time export in third countries is prohibited.

              Zemanek-Muenster
            • Untitled
              Oct. 03, 2023

              Untitled

              Est: $10,000 - $15,000

              David Smith 1906 - 1965 Untitled spray paint on paper 12¼ by 9¼ in. 31.1 by 23.5 cm. Executed in 1962.

              Sotheby's
            • Amendment: Please note, the artist is David T. Smith, British 1920-1999, and not as stated below. David Smith, American 1906-1965, Grand Canyon, Arizona; etching and aquatint with raised elements on wove, signed, inscribed and numbered in pencil,
              Sep. 05, 2023

              Amendment: Please note, the artist is David T. Smith, British 1920-1999, and not as stated below. David Smith, American 1906-1965, Grand Canyon, Arizona; etching and aquatint with raised elements on wove, signed, inscribed and numbered in pencil,

              Est: £1,500 - £2,000

              Amendment: Please note, the artist is David T. Smith, British 1920-1999, and not as stated below. David Smith, American 1906-1965, Grand Canyon, Arizona; etching and aquatint with raised elements on wove, signed, inscribed and numbered in pencil, 31/50, image: 32.5 x 51.7 cm,  (framed) 

              Roseberys
            • Large Mid-Century Modern Cast Iron Sculpture
              Jun. 15, 2023

              Large Mid-Century Modern Cast Iron Sculpture

              Est: $3,000 - $5,000

              In the manner of David Smith (American, 1906-1965), appears to be unsigned Appx. 7'3"h x 2'3-1/4"w x 1'3"d at base

              Nye & Company
            • David Smith: ΔΣ 8-51
              Jun. 06, 2023

              David Smith: ΔΣ 8-51

              Est: €25,000 - €35,000

              SMITH, DAVID 1906 Decatur, IN/USA - 1965 South Shaftsburty, VT/USA Title: ΔΣ 8-51. Date: 1951. Technique: India ink on thin card. Measurement: 46 x 57cm. Notation: Titled upper right: DS (in the Greek letters Delta and Sigma) 8-51. Frame/Pedestal: Framed. Provenance: - Galerie Karsten Greve, Paris - Private collection Germany. Explanations to the Catalogue

              Van Ham Kunstauktionen
            • DAVID SMITH (1906 - 1965, AMERICAN) Untitled.
              May. 25, 2023

              DAVID SMITH (1906 - 1965, AMERICAN) Untitled.

              Est: $5,000 - $7,000

              DAVID SMITH (1906 - 1965, AMERICAN) Untitled. Oil, watercolor and India ink on paper, 1957. Signed, David Smith, and dated, 9 14 57, lower left. 400x521 mm; 15 3/4x20 1/2 inches. Provenance: The artist; Carl Maas, NY.

              Swann Auction Galleries
            • Structure 38
              May. 17, 2023

              Structure 38

              Est: $350,000 - $550,000

              David Smith 1906 - 1965 Structure 38 steel on stainless steel base 26 by 25 by 13 in. 66 by 63.5 by 33 cm. Executed circa 1956.

              Sotheby's
            • DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Albany VIII painted steel 26 1/2 x 16 5/8 x 11 3/4
              May. 12, 2023

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Albany VIII painted steel 26 1/2 x 16 5/8 x 11 3/4

              Est: $400,000 - $600,000

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Albany VIII painted steel 26 1/2 x 16 5/8 x 11 3/4 in. (67.3 x 42.2 x 29.8 cm.)

              Christie's
            • AMERICAN INK OIL TEMPERA PAINTING BY DAVID SMITH
              Apr. 01, 2023

              AMERICAN INK OIL TEMPERA PAINTING BY DAVID SMITH

              Est: $100 - $150

              David Smith, American, 1906 to 1965, mixed media, black ink, salmon tempera and white oil, painting depicting an abstract composition, 1958. Signed and dated lower right. Framed. Provenance: MorningStar eArt Group, Cary, NC, United States, November 26, 2022, lot 40. David Smith is an American artist, known for Welded abstract sculpture, painting. One of a kind artwork.

              Antique Arena Inc
            • AMERICAN INK OIL TEMPERA PAINTING BY DAVID SMITH
              Mar. 04, 2023

              AMERICAN INK OIL TEMPERA PAINTING BY DAVID SMITH

              Est: $100 - $150

              David Smith, American, 1906 to 1965, mixed media, black ink, salmon tempera and white oil, painting depicting an abstract composition, 1958. Signed and dated lower right. Framed. Provenance: MorningStar eArt Group, Cary, NC, United States, November 26, 2022, lot 40. David Smith is an American artist, known for Welded abstract sculpture, painting. One of a kind artwork.

              Antique Arena Inc
            • DAVID SMITH (1906 - 1965, AMERICAN) Untitled.
              Dec. 01, 2022

              DAVID SMITH (1906 - 1965, AMERICAN) Untitled.

              Est: $7,000 - $9,000

              DAVID SMITH (1906 - 1965, AMERICAN) Untitled. Oil, watercolor and India ink on paper, 1957. Signed, David Smith, and dated, 9 14 57, lower left. 400x521 mm; 15 3/4x20 1/2 inches. Provenance: The artist; Carl Maas, NY.

              Swann Auction Galleries
            • DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled 1964
              Nov. 16, 2022

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled 1964

              Est: $30,000 - $50,000

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled 1964 black enamel on canvas 50 1/2 by 19 1/2 in. 128.3 by 49.5 cm. This work was executed in 1964 and is registered in the archives of the Estate of David Smith, New York, under number 7564.068.

              Bonhams
            • David Robertson Smith (American, 1906-1965) Set of Four Dynamique Creations Dini
              Sep. 29, 2022

              David Robertson Smith (American, 1906-1965) Set of Four Dynamique Creations Dini

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              David Robertson Smith (American, 1906-1965) Set of Four Dynamique Creations Dining Chairs, circa 1929, Johnson-Handley-Johnson Lacquered wood, leather 32 x 18 x 23 inches (81.3 x 45.7 x 58.4 cm) Property from the Collection of Mr. James I. Rafftesaeth Jr., Dallas, Texas HID01801242017

              Heritage Auctions
            • David Robertson Smith (American, 1906-1965) Dynamique Creations 'Skyscraper' Gam
              Sep. 29, 2022

              David Robertson Smith (American, 1906-1965) Dynamique Creations 'Skyscraper' Gam

              Est: $1,000 - $1,500

              David Robertson Smith (American, 1906-1965) Dynamique Creations 'Skyscraper' Game Table, circa 1929, Johnson-Handley-Johnson Hungarian ash, mahogany, rosewood, leather 28 x 28 x 28 inches (71.1 x 71.1 x 71.1 cm) Original maker's label to underside Property from the Collection of Mr. James I. Rafftesaeth Jr., Dallas, Texas HID01801242017

              Heritage Auctions
            • David Smith (20th century) Hero Transformation, 1989
              Aug. 22, 2022

              David Smith (20th century) Hero Transformation, 1989

              Est: $500 - $700

              David Smith (20th century) Hero Transformation, 1989 egg tempera, gold, aluminum leaf, bole on masonite over norcore 33 x 83 1/2 inches. Property from The Private Collection of Ted and Generosa Ammon, New York, New York Provenance: P ·P ·O ·W Gallery, New York, New York

              Hindman
            • DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled oil on Masonite 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm
              May. 13, 2022

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled oil on Masonite 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm

              Est: $30,000 - $50,000

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled oil on Masonite 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm.)

              Christie's
            • David Smith, 3-17-62
              Mar. 10, 2022

              David Smith, 3-17-62

              Est: $25,000 - $35,000

              David Smith 3-17-62 1962 spray paint on paper 18.25 h × 22.75 w in (46 × 58 cm) Signed and titled to lower right 'David Smith 3-17-62'. Inscribed to verso '73-62.220' with estate stamp. Provenance: Makler Gallery, Philadelphia | Estate of Vivienne Felberman Ivry Exhibited: David Smith: Sculpture & Drawings, 1 February - 15 March 1964, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania Literature: David Smith: Sculpture & Drawings, Institute of Contemporary Art exhibition catalog, no. 1 This work will ship from Rago in Lambertville, New Jersey. Condition of the item is not included in this description. Condition reports are available from Rago upon request. Rago strongly recommends that you review a condition report for each item on which you plan to bid. Email [email protected] to request a condition report.

              Rago Arts and Auction Center
            • DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled ink on paper 19 1/2 x 25 3/4 in. (50 x 65.
              Dec. 15, 2021

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled ink on paper 19 1/2 x 25 3/4 in. (50 x 65.

              Est: $15,000 - $20,000

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled ink on paper 19 1/2 x 25 3/4 in. (50 x 65.4 cm.)

              Christie's
            • DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled spray enamel on paper 11 1/2 x 17 1/2 in.
              Dec. 15, 2021

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled spray enamel on paper 11 1/2 x 17 1/2 in.

              Est: $25,000 - $35,000

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled spray enamel on paper 11 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. (29.2 x 44.5 cm.)

              Christie's
            • DAVID SMITH (AMERICAN, 1906-1965) UNTITLED (CHELSEA HOTEL SERIES)
              Nov. 17, 2021

              DAVID SMITH (AMERICAN, 1906-1965) UNTITLED (CHELSEA HOTEL SERIES)

              Est: $25,000 - $40,000

              David Smith (American, 1906-1965) Untitled (Chelsea Hotel Series) Signed, dated 60 and inscribed 'Ch' bottom right, also stamped with estate stamp and numbered ‘ACC.NO. 73-60.19’ verso, brown egg ink and oil on paper. (26 x 41 in. (66 x 104.1cm)) Provenance The Artist. The Estate of David Smith. Knoedler & Co., New York, New York. Makler Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Private Collection, Pennsylvania (acquired directly from the above in 1977). Footnote: Note This work is recorded by the Estate of David Smith as no. 7360.019. David Smith experimented throughout his career with painting and drawing techniques, as well as within the sculptural work for which he is best known. His later drawings, particularly from 1950 on, saw him referring back to early investigations in painting, incorporating a variety of materials and textures into his media, including egg, metal particles, dry pigments, glass, and other household materials. He also created drawings using spray paint on paper during this time, spraying pigment onto solid shapes like stencils, producing ethereal forms that seem to emerge as clouds. Untitled (Chelsea Hotel Series) was painted during this later, mature phase, while the artist was staying at the New York hotel, a well known hub for artists, musicians, writers, and other cultural figures. Linear and abstract, the composition is nevertheless full of movement and the play of positive and negatives spaces clearly refers to Smith’s sculptural work. The gestural nature of the drawing and its physical size were a focus for Smith at this time and he even commented on these aspects in a speech he gave in 1960: ‘I wish somebody had taught me to draw in proportion to my own size, to draw as freely and easily with the same movements as I dressed myself with, or that I ate with, or worked with in the factory... I think that the first thing that I should have been taught was to work on great big paper, big sizes, to utilize my natural movements.’ [1] Along with the gestural quality, the incorporation of peach, orange, and rust-colored tones concentrated on the left side also call to mind the artist's sculptural surfaces, especially his reference in his writing to rust connoting decay and deterioration, as well as being used to introduce color into metal works.[2] He clearly favored the color and texture of rust in his work, often using the language of rust and oxidation to describe his steel pieces. In Untitled (Chelsea Hotel Series) many elements of David Smith’s lifelong project come together in this drawing, a unique window into the artist’s working process. [1] Richard Mulholland, “Technique and Process in the Papers of David Smith,” Erma Hermens and Joyce H. Townsend, eds, Sources and Serendipity: Testimonies of Artists’ Practice, London: Archetype, 2009, p. 137. [2] Ibid, p. 136. Condition report: To receive a complete Condition Report on this Lot, please contact the department at [email protected]

              Freeman's
            • DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled spray enamel on canvas 9 7/8 x 12 ¼ in. (2
              Nov. 12, 2021

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled spray enamel on canvas 9 7/8 x 12 ¼ in. (2

              Est: $18,000 - $22,000

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled spray enamel on canvas 9 7/8 x 12 ¼ in. (25.1 x 31.1 cm.)

              Christie's
            • DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled (1960 23/16) 1960
              Nov. 11, 2021

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled (1960 23/16) 1960

              Est: $20,000 - $30,000

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled (1960 23/16) 1960 signed, dated 1960 and inscribed Ch-23/16 egg ink, gouache and collage on paper 26 1/4 by 41 1/8 in. 66.7 by 104.5 cm. This work is registered in the archives of the Estate of David Smith, New York, under number 7360.214 PE. For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams website

              Bonhams
            • DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled oil and enamel on paper 19 x 26 in. (48.3
              Oct. 01, 2021

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled oil and enamel on paper 19 x 26 in. (48.3

              Est: $15,000 - $20,000

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled oil and enamel on paper 19 x 26 in. (48.3 x 66 cm.)

              Christie's
            • DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled tempera on paper 17 3/8 x 22 3/8 in. (44.
              Oct. 01, 2021

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled tempera on paper 17 3/8 x 22 3/8 in. (44.

              Est: $12,000 - $18,000

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled tempera on paper 17 3/8 x 22 3/8 in. (44.1 x 56.8 cm.)

              Christie's
            • DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) 3-29-57 ink on paper 20 ¾ x 26 5/8 in. (52.7 x 67.
              Oct. 01, 2021

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) 3-29-57 ink on paper 20 ¾ x 26 5/8 in. (52.7 x 67.

              Est: $8,000 - $12,000

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) 3-29-57 ink on paper 20 ¾ x 26 5/8 in. (52.7 x 67.6 cm.)

              Christie's
            • DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled spray enamel on paper 17 3/8 x 11 ½ in. (
              Oct. 01, 2021

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled spray enamel on paper 17 3/8 x 11 ½ in. (

              Est: $25,000 - $35,000

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled spray enamel on paper 17 3/8 x 11 ½ in. (44.1 x 29.2 cm.)

              Christie's
            • David Smith "Untitled (Abstract Form)"
              Sep. 28, 2021

              David Smith "Untitled (Abstract Form)"

              Est: $800 - $1,200

              David (Roland) Smith (American, 1906-1965) oil on canvas abstract composition, housed in a fine custom giltwood frame, bears label from Babcock Galleries verso, 15 3/4" x 22 3/4" canvas, 24 1/2" x 31 1/2" framed. Provenance: Babcock Galleries.

              Old Kinderhook Auction Company
            • DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Study for Man and Woman in the Cathedral.
              Sep. 21, 2021

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Study for Man and Woman in the Cathedral.

              Est: $5,000 - $8,000

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Study for Man and Woman in the Cathedral. Felt-tip pen and ink and pencil on paper. 270x210 mm; 10 5/8x8 1/4 inches. Dated and extensively annotated in ink, recto. 1955-56. Study for the same-titled steel sculpture, 1956, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven.

              Swann Auction Galleries
            • DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled (Family) Image: 8 1/8 x 22 3/8 in. (206 x
              Sep. 15, 2021

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled (Family) Image: 8 1/8 x 22 3/8 in. (206 x

              Est: $2,000 - $3,000

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled (Family) Image: 8 1/8 x 22 3/8 in. (206 x 568 mm.) Sheet: 9 7/8 x 26 in. (251 x 660 mm.)

              Christie's
            • DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Don Quixote Image: 17 ¾ x 23 ¾ in. (451 x 603 mm.)
              Sep. 15, 2021

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Don Quixote Image: 17 ¾ x 23 ¾ in. (451 x 603 mm.)

              Est: $3,000 - $5,000

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Don Quixote Image: 17 ¾ x 23 ¾ in. (451 x 603 mm.) Sheet: 21 ¼ x 27 ½ in. (540 x 699 mm.)

              Christie's
            • David Smith Portrait & Sculpture Photo Dan Budnick
              Jul. 31, 2021

              David Smith Portrait & Sculpture Photo Dan Budnick

              Est: $1,000 - $2,000

              Photograph by Dan Budnick (American, 1933 - 2020) of sculptor David Smith (American, 1906-1965) with Voltri-Bolton XVIII sculpture, Terminal Iron Works, Bolton Landing, New York. Numbered 1/2. Gelatin Silver Photograph on Forte. Frame: 28"x21.25", Sight: 20.5"x14"

              Mark Lawson Antiques, Inc.
            • David Smith – Ohne Titel (Untitled)
              Jul. 15, 2021

              David Smith – Ohne Titel (Untitled)

              Est: €120,000 - €180,000

              Iron. (Around 1955). Height ca. 55 cm. We are thankful to the Estate of David Smith, New York, for the information they have kindly provided for cataloguing this lot. This work will be included in the forthcoming Catalogue Raisonné of sculptures by David Smith, that will be published in September 2021, under the number 402.

              Karl & Faber
            • DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled spray enamel on paper 16 ½ x 11 ½ in. (41.
              May. 14, 2021

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled spray enamel on paper 16 ½ x 11 ½ in. (41.

              Est: $25,000 - $35,000

              DAVID SMITH (1906-1965) Untitled spray enamel on paper 16 ½ x 11 ½ in. (41.9 x 29.2 cm.)

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