Overview

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Inscription

on horizontal bar projecting above wheels: David Smith 1962; on horizontal bar, top center: VOLTRI VII

Marks and Labels

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Provenance

The artist [1906-1965], Bolton Landing, New York; his estate; sold 1969 by the estate to (Marlborough Galleries, New York); purchased 17 November 1977 by NGA.

Exhibition History

1962
Spoleto Festival, Italy, 1962
1966
David Smith, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, 1966, no. 443
1978
American Art at Mid-Century: The Subjects of the Artist, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1978.
1982
David Smith: Seven Major Themes, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1982-1983, p. 185, repro.
1985
Transformations in Sculpture, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, 1985-1986.
1986
David Smith: Skulpturen - Zeichnungen, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf; Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, Federal Republic of Germany; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, England, 1986-1987.
1993
Picasso and the Age of Iron, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Museum of Modern Art of Fort Worth, Texas, 1993, no. 124, repro.
1994
David Smith Retrospective, Sezon Museum of Art, Tokyo; Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art; The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga; Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Chiba, 1994, no. 40, repro.
1996
David Smith, 1906-1965, IVAM, Centre Julio González, Valencia; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 1996, unnumbered cat., repro. (shown only in Madrid).
2006
David Smith: A Centennial, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Musée national d'art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Tate Modern, London, 2006-2007, no. 90 (English cat.), no. 42 (French cat.), repro.

Bibliography

1964
Carandente, Giovanni. Voltron. Philadelphia, 1964: 34, repro.
1968
Grey, Cleve, ed. David Smith by David Smith: sculpture and writings. New York, 1968: 44, repro.
1971
Krauss, Rosalind E. Terminal Iron Works. Cambridge, 1971: 34, 35, repro.
1977
Krauss, Rosalind E. The Sculpture of David Smith: a catalogue raisonné. New York, 1977: 101
1991
Brown, J. Carter. "The Designing of the National Gallery of Art's East Building" in The Mall in Washington, 1791-1991, Richard Longstreth, ed. Studies in the History of Art 30 (1991): repro. 292.
1991
Gingold, Diane J. and Elizabeth A.C. Weil. The Corporate Patron. New York, 1991: 24-25, color repro.
1994
Sculpture: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: 221, repro.
1997
Hughes, Robert. American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America. New York, 1997: 502-503, color fig. 298.
2006
David Smith: A Centennial. Exh. cat. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Tate Modern, London. New York, 2006: 27 fig. 16, 31.

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