American, 1906 - 1965. David Smith is judged to be his country's most important sculptor, pioneering a separate movement in American sculpture before his untimely death at the age of 59. Until he turned to sculpture in the 1930's, Smith considered himself a painter, & his drawings are among the finest products of New York School Abstract Expressionist draughtmanship. [more]
SPRAY PAINTING ON PAPER
17 1/2 X 11 1/2 INCHES
ESTATE # TBA
UNPUBLISHED, PURCHASED FROM ANTHONY D'OFFAY GALLERY, LONDON 1989
VERSO INSCRIBED: "GROVE OF NAVATAROTTA"
CRITIC & POET NAVATAROTTA (?) WAS TO PUBLISH A BOOK ON SMITH'S WORK CIRCA 1960 BUT NONE ARE LISTED IN ANY BIBLIOGRAPHY
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