David Smith Sculpture

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A Catalogue Raisonne, 1932-1965

Christopher Lyon, Editor, and Susan J. Cooke, Research Editor; With a foreword by Rebecca Smith and Candida Smith, essays by Michael Brenson, Sarah Hamill, Christopher Lyon, and Marc-Christian Roussel, and a chronology by Tracee Ng

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A monumental new work of scholarship on a luminary of twentieth-century art

Embracing factory methods of construction, building on the legacy of cubism, and turning his back on European carving and casting traditions, David Smith (1906–1965) transformed postwar sculpture. His body of work, contemporary with the New York School in painting, and his pioneering placement of sculptures in a natural setting are foundational for present-day sculpture and installation art. This three-volume boxed set comprehensively details the entirety of Smith's sculptural oeuvre. It is now the definitive catalogue raisonné and supplants the one constructed by Rosalind E. Krauss in 1977. With Christopher Lyon as Editor and Susan J. Cooke as Research Editor, the volumes also contain a Foreword by Rebecca and Candida Smith, essays by Michael Brenson, Sarah Hamill, Marc-Christian Roussel, Christopher Lyon, and a chronology by Tracee Ng. Throughout the volumes, reproductions of documents and images, including many photographs, paintings, drawings, and sketches by the artist, offer fresh insights into Smith’s methods and creative thought. Handsomely designed and generously illustrated with fine color reproductions, this catalogue raisonné is both a sumptuous object and an essential scholarly resource.

The Estate of David Smith is dedicated to preserving the legacy of artist David Smith through the promotion of exhibitions, publications, research, and scholarship. It is based in New York City and Bolton Landing, NY.

“[R]eaders can grasp the astonishing breadth of Smith’s inimitable achievement—a wellspring for sculptors and art lovers alike. . . . This sumptuous box set . . . a thorough, generously illustrated journey through Smith’s remarkable oeuvre . . . is a fitting tribute to an American master.”—Lance Esplund, Wall Street Journal

“Smith put American sculpture on the map, an achievement presented in its entirety here.”—ARTnews (“Best Art Books” holiday gift guide)

"I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen an achievement like this:  so beautifully produced, so completely researched, so full of wonderful photographs, including many never published before."—Anne Wagner, Professor Emerita, University of California, Berkeley
ISBN: 9780300224115
Publication Date: November 30, 2021
Publishing Partner: Distributed for the Estate of David Smith
1360 pages, 10 x 12
1,847 color + b/w illus.