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David SMITH | 25 planes
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David SMITH
United States of America 1906 – 1965
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25 planes 1958
stainless steel
350.5 (h) x 169.5 (w) x 40.0 (d) cm
inscribed on steel plaque fastened to leg of sculpture, "David Smith/ 7.13.58/ 25 planes"
Purchased 1978
NGA 1978.31
© David Smith. Licensed by VAGA & VISCOPY, Australia
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Literature

Hilton Kramer, 'The Sculpture of David Smith', Arts, February, 1960, p.22 (ill.), p.42 (ill.).

David Smith: Sculpture and Drawings, Los Angeles: Everett Ellin Gallery, 1960 (exhibition catalogue), p.15 (ill.).

David Smith 1906-1965: A Retrospective Exhibition, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, 1966 (exhibition catalogue), pp.9, 48 (fig. 33, ill.).

William Tucker, The Language of Sculpture, London: Thames and Hudson, 1974, p. 83 (fig. 74, ill.).

Rosalind A. Krauss, The Sculpture of David Smith: A Catalogue Raisonné, New York: Garland Publishing, 1977, cat. no. 451.

Alwynne Mackie and Ron Robertson-Swann, 'Four Sculptures: Works by Maillol, Lachaise, di Suvero and David Smith', Art and Australia, vol. 20, no. 1, Spring 1982, pp.56-9, p.59 (ill.).

Jörn Merkert (ed.), David Smith: Sculpture and Drawings, Munich: Prestel Verlag, 1986, p.23 (ill. col.).

Peter Winter, 'David Smith', Kunstforum International, vol. 84, June, July, August 1986, pp.255-60, p.255 (ill. col.).

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