Installation view of What Absence is Made Of

The Hirshhorn continues to enrich the collection works with significant additions across a diverse range of media, from painting, photography, and mixed-media assemblage to cinema in the round and immersive Light and Space environments.

 

For Gordon Bunshaft

(2006/fabricated 2007-2008)

Dan Graham, American, b. Urbana, Illinois, 1942

Two-way mirror, stainless steel, wood, and stone, 92 1/8 x 196 1/4 x 196 1/8 in. (234 x 498.4 x 498.1 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest and Purchase Funds, 2008

Accession Number: 08.7

Provenance:
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest and Purchase Funds, 2008

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution. Installed in Sculpture Garden, 30 May 2008- .

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Walking Man

(1900/enlarged 1905, cast 1962)

Auguste Rodin, French, b. Paris, 1840–1917

Bronze, 84 1/4 × 61 5/8 × 28 7/8 in. (214 × 155.8 × 73.1 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.4343

Provenance:
Musee Rodin, Paris, 1962
Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, January-4 March 1963*
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 4 March 1963-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
*This cast was probably commissioned by JHH through Galerie Calude Bernard. See VJF memo of 25 October 1995 in file.

Exhibition History:
GALERIE CLAUDE BERNARD, Paris. "Auguste Rodin," January 1963, no. 1, ill.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, Washington, DC (organizer). "The America's Smithsonian: 150th Anniversary Exhibition," TOUR: Los Angeles, 9 February-7 March 1996; Kansas City, Missouri, 19 April-19 May; New York City, 11 June-24 July; Providence, 16 August-19 September; St. Paul, 11 October-14 November; Houston, 7 December-12 January 1997; Portland, 3 February-9 March; Birmingham, 1 April-11 May; San Jose, 3 June-11 July.

Published References:
WATT, ALEXANDER. "Rodin Unknown, Homage to Atlan. Paris Commentary," Studio 165/841 (May 1963), 216.
ARNASON, H. HARVARD. History of Modern Art (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1968), p. 57, 114, ill. 72.
JACOBS, JAY. "Collector: Joseph H. Hirshhorn," Art in America 57 (July-August 1969), p. 69, colorpl.
JIANOU, IONEL, and CECILE GOLDSCHEIDER. Rodin (Paris: Arted, 1969), p. 86.
JACOBS, JAY. "Quality as Well as Quantity: Joseph H. Hirshhorn," Collector in America, ed. by Jean Lipman (New York: Viking, 1971), p. 83, colorpl.
ZANINI, WALTER. Tendencias da escultura moderna (Sao Paolo: Cultrix, 1971), p. 27, no. 5.
LERNER, ABRAM. An Introduction to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), no. 32, ill.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), p. 103, 741, colorpl. 221.
LYNES RUSSELL. "Modern Art Arrives on the Mall in a New Museum and Sculpture Garden," Smithsonian 5 (December 1974), p. 41, colorpl. p. 39.
MERILLAT, HERBERT CHRISTIAN. Modern Sculpture: The New Old Masters (New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1974), p. 2-4, 64, ill. 4.
COURTHION, PIERRE. "Le plus grand musee de sculpture du monde: La Collection Hirshhorn," XXe siècle 45 (December 1975), p. 30.
TANCOCK, JOHN. The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin (Philadelphia: Museum of Art, 1976), no. 65, no. 65-1, see related works, p. 369.
FENTON, DEBORAH T. Paris and the American Avant-Garde, 1900-1925 (Detroit: Detroit Institute of Arts, 1980), fig. 14, p. 19.
SELZ, PETER. Art in our Times: A Pictorial History 1890-1980 (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich and Harry N. Abrams, 1981), ill. p. 76, no. 167.
FICHNER-RATHUS, LOIS. Understanding Art, second ed. (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1986), p. 133, ill., no. 6-11.
FICHNER-RATHUS, LOIS. Understanding Art, fourth ed. (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1995), no. 6-17, ill. p. 134.
LEWIS, RICHARD, and SUSAN I. LEWIS. The Power of Art (New York: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1995), no. 7-13, ill. p. 115.
UNSIGNED. "Smithsonian Packs Up Its Show to Hit the Road," New York Times National (25 November 1995).
TRESCOTT, JACQUELINE. "Smithsonian Marks 150th With Biggest Exhibit Ever," Washington Post (14 December 1995), pp. A1, A19.
MOESER, VICKI. "Smithsonian packs travel bags," Torch, no. 96-1 (Washington DC: A Monthly Newspaper for Smithsonian Institution, January 1996), ill.
GOLDBERGER, PAUL. "An Attic Of Stuff, All Real," New York Times (14 June 1996), p. C1, C14.
TANSEY, RICHARD G. and FRED S. KLEINER. Gardner's Art Through The Ages, tenth ed. (New York: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1996), no. 26.91, p. 1012.
UNSIGNED. "America's Attic," USA Today (July 1996), ill. p. 26.
BAKER, KENNETH. "America Trophies," San Francisco Chronicle (31 July 1997), p. C1, ill. p. C3.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J. A Garden for Art: Outdoor Sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum (Washington, D.C. : Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in association with Thames and
Hudson, 1998), no. 5, ill. p. 42.
TRESCOTT, JACQUELINE. "History Comes Home," Washington Post (12 February 1998), p. E2.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J. "Body Language: The Figure in Sculpture," (Vero Beach Museum of Art, FL, 2009), fig. 1, p. 3. [exhibition brochure]
See file for further info.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

King and Queen

(1952-1953/cast June 1953)

Henry Moore, British, b. Castleford, England, 1898–1986

Bronze, 64 3/4 × 59 1/8 × 37 3/8 in. (164.5 × 150 × 94.8 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.3635

Jh Purchased From Valentin Gallery, Curt, New York Dec 07, 1954

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, British Modernist Sculpture, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Self-Portrait with Model at Bergamo

(1942/probably cast 1948-1961)

Giacomo Manzu, Italian, b. Bergamo, 1908–1991

Bronze, 52 1/4 x 38 5/8 x 10 1/8 in. (132.7 x 98.1 x 25.7 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.3293

Provenance:
The Artist to 1960
World House Galleries, New York, 1960-20 March 1962 (acquired from the Artist)
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 20 March 1962-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
WORLD HOUSE GALLERIES, New York. "Giacomo Manzu," 5 April-7 May 1960, cover ill.
WORLD HOUSE GALLERIES, New York. "Sculpture: Daumier to Picasso," 20 February-17 March 1962, no. 40.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection" 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 253, ill. p. 133.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, no. 455.

Published References:
LONGREN, LILLIAN. "Reviews and Previews: Giacomo Manzu," Art News 59 (May 1960), p. 13.
MELLOW, JAMES R. "In the Galleries: Giacomo Manzu," Arts 34 (May 1960), p. 57, ill.
REWALD, JOHN. "Giacomo Manzu" (Greenwich, Connecticut: New York Graphic Society, 1966), p. 75.
GOODE, JAMES M. "Outdoor Sculpture-Washington's Overlooked Monuments," Historic Preservation 25 (January-March 1973), ill. p. 6.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), p. 717, ill. p. 455.
ELSEN, ALBERT E. Modern European Sculpture: unknown beings and other realities (New York: G. Braziller, 1979), fig. 105, pp. 104-105.
UNSIGNED. "Hommage a Manzu," XXe Siecle, no. 58 (January 1984), pp. 52-53. ill.
BOREL, FRANCE. Le Modele ou l'artiste seduit (Geneve: A. Skira, 1990), ill.
MCALLISTER, JANE, ed. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: 150 Works of Art (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in association with Harry N. Abrams, 1996), p. 63, ill.
PATERSON, JIM. "Stop and See the Sculpture," Washington Post Weekend (15 August 1997), p. 7.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J. A Garden for Art: Outdoor Sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum in association with Thames and Hudson, 1998), no. 14, p. 47, ill.
See file for further info.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

The Great Warrior of Montauban

(1898-1900/cast 1956)

Emile-Antoine Bourdelle, French, b. Montauban, 1861–1929

Bronze, 73 1/4 × 62 × 24 1/8 in. (186 × 157.2 × 61.3 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.593

Provenance:
World House Galleries, New York, to 16 April 1959
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 16 April 1959-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
WORLD HOUSE GALLERIES, New York. "Bourdelle," 19 May-29 June 1957, no. 18, cover ill.
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ART GALLERIES, Minneapolis. "Antoine Bourdelle," 8 November-8 December 1957, no. 2. TOUR: WALKER ART CENTER, 12 January-9 February 1958.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 37, ill. p. 33.

Published References:
JIANOU, IONEL, and MICHEL DUFET. Bourdelle, trans. Kathleen Muston and Bryan Richardson (Paris: Arted, 1965), p. 77, pl. 7; 2nd edition, 1975, p. 80, no. 161.
ARNASON, H. HARVARD. History of Modern Art (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1968), p. 56, ill.
HALE, WILLIAM H. The World of Rodin 1840-1917 (New York; Time Life Books, 1969), p. 175, caption on p. 174.
UNSIGNED. Apollo, vol. 96 (August 1972), p. 102, no. 19, ill. p. 103.
GOODE, JAMES E. "Outdoor Sculpture: Washington's Overlooked Monuments," Historic Preservation (January-March 1973), p. 6, ill.
BUTLER, JOSEPH T. "America: The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Opens in Washington, DC," Connoisseur 187/753 (November 1974), ill. no. 5.
YOUNG, MAHONRI SHARP. "Letter from the U.S.A. : Hirshhorn on the Mall," Apollo 100/153 (November 1974), p. 419.
MUESSIG, RAYMOND H. ed. "Controversial Issues in the Social Studies" (Washington, DC: National Council for the Social Studies, 1975), ill. p. 196.
UNSIGNED. SMITHSONIAN TORCH (December 1978), ill. p. 8.
UNSIGNED. "Care for Outdoor Sculpture," Washington Post (30 June 1994), Washington Home, ill. p. 20.
UNSIGNED. "Gallery Listings," Intowner (May 1996), ill.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J. A Garden for Art (Washington, D.C. : Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in association with Thames and Hudson, 1998), no. 4, ill. p. 41.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Still Life with Spirit and Xitle

2007

Jimmie Durham, American, b. Washington, Arkansas, 1940

Basalt stone, 1992 Chrysler Spirit, and acrylic paint, 82 × 175 1/2 × 96 in. (208.3 × 445.8 × 243.8 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2016

Accession Number: 16.8

Provenance:
Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, to 25 July 2016
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2016

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Installation on plaza, 6 August 2016-ongoing.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Plaza

 

Rock Flower

(1986)

Charles Simonds, American, b. New York City, 1945

Raw clay mixed with nylon thread, and sand in masonite box, 10 1/2 x 24 3/8 x 24 1/8 in. (26.7 x 61.9 x 61.2 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Museum Purchase, 1999

Accession Number: 99.6

Exhibition History:
INSTITUT VALENCIA D'ART MODERN, Spain, "Charles Simonds," 18 September-30 November 2003, ill. p. 189 (color, with detail p. 188).
DUMBARTON OAKS, Washington DC. "Charles Simonds: Landscape/Body/Dwelling"
28 April 2009 - 25 October 2009.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, American Eccentrics, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), 3rd Floor

 

Kiepenkerl

1987

Jeff Koons, American, b. York, Pennsylvania, 1955

Stainless steel, 72 3/4 × 31 1/2 × 32 1/4 in., 550 lb. (184.8 × 80 × 81.9 cm, 249.5 kg)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund and Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, 1998

Accession Number: 98.21

Provenance:
The artist, to 1993
Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, 1993-1997
Private collection, New York, 1997-1998
Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago,to 22 October 1998
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund and Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, 1998

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, American Contemporary, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Three-Way Piece No. 3: Vertebrae (Working Model)

(1968/cast early 1969)

Henry Moore, British, b. Castleford, England, 1898–1986

Bronze, 40 3/4 x 93 x 48 in. (103.6 x 236.1 x 122 cm) incl. base

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981

Accession Number: 86.3278

Provenance:
The artist, to 1993
Anthony d'Offay Gallery, London, 1993-1997
Private collection, New York, 1997-1998
Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago,to 22 October 1998
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund and Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program, 1998

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, British Modernist Sculpture, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Sphere No. 6 (Sphere within a Sphere)

(1963-1965)

Arnaldo Pomodoro, Italian, b. Morciano, 1926

Bronze, 45 × 46 1/2 × 47 5/8 in. (114.2 × 118.1 × 121 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.4094

Jh Purchased From Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York 1965

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Wish Tree for Washington, DC

2007

Yoko Ono, American, b. Tokyo, Japan, 1933

Live tree and mixed media, dimensions variable

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the artist, 2007

Accession Number: 07.6

Provenance:
The artist, New York, to 15 February 1007
Gift of the artist, 2007

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Installed in sculpture garden, 2 April 2007-present.

Published References:
DAWSON, JESSICA. "Yoko Ono's Peaceful Message Takes Root," Washington Post (3 April 2007), online edition.
KELLY, JOHN. "Every Week is Harvest Season for the Hirshhorn's Wish Tree," Washington Post (25 August 2011), Metro section, p. B2.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

5 Nights (from the series "The Weight of History")

2014

Reynier Leyva Novo, Cuban, b. Havana, 1983

Printing press ink, variable

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2016

Accession Number: 16.12

Provenance:
The artist, to 16 September 2016
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2016

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), 3rd Floor, Lerner Room

 

Two-Piece Reclining Figure: Points

(1969-1970/cast 1973)

Henry Moore, British, b. Castleford, England, 1898–1986

Bronze, 89 3/8 × 147 1/8 × 72 7/8 in. (227 × 373.7 × 185.2 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1974

Accession Number: 74.1

Jh Purchased From Artist 17 July 1973

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, British Modernist Sculpture, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Upright Motive No. 1: Glenkiln Cross

(1955/cast 1956-1957)

Henry Moore, British, b. Castleford, England, 1898–1986

Bronze, 131 3/8 × 38 3/8 × 38 in. (333.6 × 97.4 × 96.6 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.3629

Jh Purchased From Gimpel Fils, London 1957

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, British Modernist Sculpture, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Seated Woman

(1956-1957/cast 1962)

Henry Moore, British, b. Castleford, England, 1898–1986

Bronze, 62 x 56 1/4 x 41 3/8 in. (157.5 x 142.9 x 105.1 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981

Accession Number: 86.3277

Joseph Hirshhorn purchased from Mr and Mrs. Samuel J. Holtzman, Baltimore 15 October 1977

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, British Modernist Sculpture, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Angola II

(1967)

Isaac Witkin, American, b. Johannesburg, South Africa, 1936–2006

Steel, 102 1/2 x 100 x 45 3/8 in. (260.4 x 254 x 115.3 cm) WT (approx, includes pallet): 600lb. (272.2kg)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1980

Accession Number: 80.51

WILKIN, Karen. "Isaac Witkin." New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1998, ill. p. 32.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

The Drummer

(1989-1990)

Barry Flanagan, British, b. Prestatyn, Wales, 1941–2009

Bronze, 96 x 68 x 36 in. (243.8 x 172.7 x 91.4 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest and Purchase Funds, 1995

Accession Number: 95.4

WILKIN, Karen. "Isaac Witkin." New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1998, ill. p. 32.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, British Contemporary, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Sunset Song

2003

Susan Philipsz, British, b. Glasgow, Scotland, 1965

Sound installation, running time: 00:08:00

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Museum purchase through the contributions of members of the Contemporary Acquisitions Council and the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2009

Accession Number: 09.12

Provenance:
Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York, to 9 May 2009
Museum purchase through the contributions of members of the Contemporary Acquisitions Council and the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2009

Exhibition History:
CARNEGIE MUSEUM OF ART, Pittsburgh. "55th Carnegie International," 3 May 2008-11 January 2009.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Installed in the Sculpture Garden, 10 July 2009- .

Published References:
GOPNIK, BLAKE. "Survey Says: Six is the Magic Number," Washington Post (8 June 2008), p. M05.
CHURNER, RACHEL. "55th Carnegie International," Artforum (September 2008), p. 455.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Monument to Balzac

(1891-1898/cast 1965-1966)

Auguste Rodin, French, b. Paris, 1840–1917

Bronze, 106 x 43 x 50 3/8in., 2100lb. (269.2 x 109.2 x 128cm, 952.6kg)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.4344

Provenance:
Musée Rodin, Paris, to 2 August 1966 (Inventory No. 2.090)
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 2 August 1966-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.

Published References:
SPEAR, ATHENA TACHA. Rodin Sculpture in the Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland: Museum of Art, 1967), p. 93.
JIANOU, IONEL, and CECILE GOLDSCHEIDER. Rodin (Paris: Arted, 1969), p. 104.
GENAUER, EMILY. "Art and the Artist," New York Post (18 May 1974), p. 14.
RAYNOR, VIVIEN. "A Preview of the New Hirshhorn Museum," New York Times (14 July 1974), section 2.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), pp. 59-60, 741, colorpl. 120.
LYNES RUSSELL. "Modern Art Arrives on the Mall in a New Museum and Sculpture Garden," Smithsonian 5 (December 1974), colorpl. p. 37.
MERILLAT, HERBERT CHRISTIAN. Modern Sculpture: The New Old Masters (New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1974), pp. 7-8, 63, 112, ill. 1.
COURTHION, PIERRE. "Le plus grand musée de sculpture du monde: La Collection Hirshhorn," XXe siècle 45 (December 1975), p. 30.
TANCOCK, JOHN. The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin (Philadelphia: Museum of Art, 1976), no. 72-76-15, see other casts, p. 459.
HYAMS, BARRY. Hirshhorn: Medici from Brooklyn (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1979), p. 16.
MILI, GJON. Photographs and Recollections (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1980), ill.
MCALLISTER, JANE, ed. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: 150 Works of Art (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in association with Harry N. Abrams, 1996), ill. p. 12.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J. A Garden for Art: Outdoor Sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum (New York: Thames and Hudson in association with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 1998), fig. 2, p. 9, no. 3, ills. p. 40-41.
UNSIGNED. "August Rodin, Balzac," Washington Post (14 May 1998), p. C8.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Monsoon Drift

(1975)

Anthony Caro, British, b. New Malden, England, 1924–2013

Steel, 123 1/4 x 207 x 41 in. (312.9 x 525.7 x 104.1 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Museum Purchase, 1976

Accession Number: 76.94

Provenance:
Musée Rodin, Paris, to 2 August 1966 (Inventory No. 2.090)
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 2 August 1966-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.

Published References:
SPEAR, ATHENA TACHA. Rodin Sculpture in the Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland: Museum of Art, 1967), p. 93.
JIANOU, IONEL, and CECILE GOLDSCHEIDER. Rodin (Paris: Arted, 1969), p. 104.
GENAUER, EMILY. "Art and the Artist," New York Post (18 May 1974), p. 14.
RAYNOR, VIVIEN. "A Preview of the New Hirshhorn Museum," New York Times (14 July 1974), section 2.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), pp. 59-60, 741, colorpl. 120.
LYNES RUSSELL. "Modern Art Arrives on the Mall in a New Museum and Sculpture Garden," Smithsonian 5 (December 1974), colorpl. p. 37.
MERILLAT, HERBERT CHRISTIAN. Modern Sculpture: The New Old Masters (New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1974), pp. 7-8, 63, 112, ill. 1.
COURTHION, PIERRE. "Le plus grand musée de sculpture du monde: La Collection Hirshhorn," XXe siècle 45 (December 1975), p. 30.
TANCOCK, JOHN. The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin (Philadelphia: Museum of Art, 1976), no. 72-76-15, see other casts, p. 459.
HYAMS, BARRY. Hirshhorn: Medici from Brooklyn (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1979), p. 16.
MILI, GJON. Photographs and Recollections (Boston: New York Graphic Society, 1980), ill.
MCALLISTER, JANE, ed. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: 150 Works of Art (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in association with Harry N. Abrams, 1996), ill. p. 12.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J. A Garden for Art: Outdoor Sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum (New York: Thames and Hudson in association with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 1998), fig. 2, p. 9, no. 3, ills. p. 40-41.
UNSIGNED. "August Rodin, Balzac," Washington Post (14 May 1998), p. C8.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Formalist Abstraction, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Figure for Landscape

1960/(cast 1965)

Barbara Hepworth, British, b. Wakefield, England, 1903–1975

Bronze, 106 1/2 x 53 7/8 x 28 3/8 in. (270.5 x 136.8 x 72.1 cm) artist's base: 3 1/2 x 25 1/2 x 26 1/2 in. (8.9 x 64.8 x 67.3 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.2450

Provenance:
Jh Purchased From Artist, St. Ives, Cornwall, Through Gimpel Fils, London 16 June 1965
Gift of JHH, 1966

Exhibition History:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, no. 630, ill.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Barbara Hepworth from the Museum Collection," 23 April - 19 July 1981 (no catalog).

Published References:
Alley, Ronald. Barbara Hepworth (London: Tate Gallery, 1968), p. 58.
Hammacher, A.M. The Sculpture of Barbara Hepworth (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1968), p. 207.
Jacobs, Jay. "Collector: Joseph H. Hirshhorn," Art in America 57 (July - August 1969), ill. p. 9.
Hepworth, Barbara. A Pictorial Autobiography (New York and Washington, DC: Praeger, 1970), ill. 304, p. 110.
Jacobs, Jay. "Quality as Well as Quantity: Joseph H. Hirshhorn." The Collector in America (New York: Viking, 1971), color pl. p. 82.
Bowness, Alan. The Sculpture of Barbara Hepworth 1960-69 (New York and Washington, DC: Praeger, 1971), no. 287/2, p. 30.
Merillat, Herbert. Modern Sculpture: The New Old Masters (New York: Dodd, Mead, and Co., 1974) p. 113, ill. 2.
Lerner, Abram et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), p. 702, ill. p. 435.
Valentien, Imke K. 'The Inspiration of the Studio." Museum International 191 (Vol 48, No. 3, 1996) p. 34, ill.
Fletcher, Valerie J. A Garden for Art: Outdoor Sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1998) pp. 60, 68, no. 38, ill.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, British Modernist Sculpture, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Annunciation after Titian

1973

Gerhard Richter, German, b. Dresden, 1932

Oil on canvas, 49 3/8 × 78 7/8 in. (125.5 × 200.2 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 1994

Accession Number: 94.16

Provenance:
Andrea Contini, Genoa, by 1984
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, to 8 June 1994
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 1994

Exhibition History:
GALLERIA LA BERTESCA, Milan. "Gerhard Richter: Verkündigung nach Tizian," 5-31 December 1973, cat.
VENICE BIENNALE XLI. "Arte e Arti, Attualita` e Storia," 10 June-9 September 1984.
STADTISCHE KUNSTHALLE, Düsseldorf. "Gerhard Richter: Bilder 1962-1985," 18 January-23 March 1986, no. 343-1, ill. TOUR: NATIONAGALERIE, STAALICHE MUSEEN, Berlin, 25 April-1 June; KUNSTHALLE BERN, Switzerland, 14 June-20 July; MUSEUM MODERNER KUNST/MUSEUM DES 20. JAHRHUNDERTS, Vienna, 1 August-21 September.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "The Hirshhorn Collects: Recent Acquisitions 1992-1996," 4 June-7 September 1997, no. 132, color ill. p. 83.
CENTRO PER L'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA LUIGI PECCI, Prato, Italy. "Gerhard Richter," 10 October 1999-30 January 2000, ill. p. 100.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York. "Gerhard Richter: Forty Years of Painting," 14 February-21 May 2002, color ill. p. 183. TOUR: ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO, 22 June-15 September; SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, 11 October-14 January 2003; HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 20 February-18 May.
TATE MODERN, London. "Gerhard Richter: Panorama," 6 October 2011-8 January 2012, cat. TOUR: NEUE NATIONALGALERIE, Berlin, 12 February-13 May; CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU, Paris, 6 June-24 September 2012.
FONDATION BEYELER, Riehen/Basel, Switzerland. "Gerhard Richter: Pictures/Series," 18 May-7 September 2014, cat.

Published References:
LIVINGSTON, MARCO. Pop Art: A Continuing History (London: Thames & Hudson, 1990), ill. p. 210; pp. 150, 268.
Gerhard Richter, vol. III Catalogue Raisonné 1962-1993 (Bonn: Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1993), no. 343-1, color ill.; p. 165.
MCALLISTER, JANE (ed.). Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: 150 Works of Art (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996), pp. 126-127, color ill.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, European Contemporary, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), 3rd Floor

 

Eros, Inside Eros

(1986)

Arman, American, b. Nice, France, 1928–2005

Bronze, 33 5/8 x 17 1/4 x 20 1/8 in. (85.4 x 43.8 x 51.1 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, by Exchange, 1987

Accession Number: 87.10

HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Recent Acquisitions, 1986-1989," 15 March-14 May 1989, unpublished checklist, no. 2.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Dada/Fluxus, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Last Conversation Piece

(1994-1995)

Juan Muñoz, Spanish, b. Madrid, 1953–2001

Bronze, 66 1/2 x 244 3/4 x 321 1/8 in. (168.9 x 621.7 x 815.7 cm) as installed

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Museum Purchase, 1995

Accession Number: 95.5

Provenance:
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, to 13 April 1995
Museum Purchase, 1995

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Installed on museum plaza, March 1996-present.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "The Hirshhorn Collects: Recent Acquisitions 1992-1996," 4 June-7 September 1997, cat.

Published References:
UNSIGNED. "The Buyers and the Givers of 1995," The Art Newspaper 55 (January 1996), n.p.
UNSIGNED. "Around and About SI," The Torch: A Monthly Newspaper for Smithsonian Institution Staff (May 1996), ill. p. 2.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J. "Juan Muñoz," in Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: 150 Works of Art (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996), p. 163, color ill p. 162.
HOWELL, GEORGE. "Juan Muñoz: Figurative Metaphors on the Washington Mall," Sculpture 16:1 (January 1997), p. 9, ill. p. 8.
SHAW-EAGLE, JOANNA. "'Recent Acquisitions' at the Hirshhorn Paints Broad Sweep," Washington Times (20 July 1997), p. D4.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J. A Garden for Art (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, in association with Thames & Hudson,1998), no. 63, ill. pp. 91, 95.
KERNAN, MICHAEL. "Art Night on the Mall," Smithsonian Magazine [issue?], ill. p. 28.
SEARS, RACHEL. "About Exhibitions: Our Solar System and 'A Place Called Home'," The Torch: A Monthly Newspaper for Smithsonian Institution Staff (October 2001), ill. p. 8.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, European Contemporary, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Plaza

 

Untitled

(1991)

Didier Vermeiren, Belgian, b. 1951

Plaster and wood, 71 3/4 X 37 1/2 X 40 3/8 IN. (182.1 X 95.0 X 102.4 CM.)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Smithsonian Collections Acquisition Program and Museum Purchase, 1996

Accession Number: 96.7

Provenance:
Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, to 13 April 1995
Museum Purchase, 1995

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Installed on museum plaza, March 1996-present.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "The Hirshhorn Collects: Recent Acquisitions 1992-1996," 4 June-7 September 1997, cat.

Published References:
UNSIGNED. "The Buyers and the Givers of 1995," The Art Newspaper 55 (January 1996), n.p.
UNSIGNED. "Around and About SI," The Torch: A Monthly Newspaper for Smithsonian Institution Staff (May 1996), ill. p. 2.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J. "Juan Muñoz," in Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: 150 Works of Art (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996), p. 163, color ill p. 162.
HOWELL, GEORGE. "Juan Muñoz: Figurative Metaphors on the Washington Mall," Sculpture 16:1 (January 1997), p. 9, ill. p. 8.
SHAW-EAGLE, JOANNA. "'Recent Acquisitions' at the Hirshhorn Paints Broad Sweep," Washington Times (20 July 1997), p. D4.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J. A Garden for Art (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, in association with Thames & Hudson,1998), no. 63, ill. pp. 91, 95.
KERNAN, MICHAEL. "Art Night on the Mall," Smithsonian Magazine [issue?], ill. p. 28.
SEARS, RACHEL. "About Exhibitions: Our Solar System and 'A Place Called Home'," The Torch: A Monthly Newspaper for Smithsonian Institution Staff (October 2001), ill. p. 8.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, European Contemporary, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), 3rd Floor

 

Evocation of a Form: Human, Lunar, Spectral

(1950/enlarged and cast 1957)

Jean Arp, French, b. Strassburg, Germany, 1886–1966

Bronze, 45 1/2 × 32 3/8 × 33 1/2 in. (115.5 × 82.3 × 85 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.107

JHH Purchased From Castelli Gallery, Leo, New York 12 April 1961

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Dada/Fluxus, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Clamdigger

(1972)

Willem de Kooning, American, b. Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1904–1997

Bronze, 59 1/2 x 29 5/8 x 23 3/4 in. (151.1 x 75.2 x 60.3 cm) on artist's base, height: 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981

Accession Number: 86.1363

Provenance:
Xavier Fourcade Gallery, New York, to 27 October 1976
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 27 October 1976-31 August 1981
(Estate of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1981-1986)
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981

Exhibition History:
GREENWICH ARTS COUNCIL, Connecticut. "Sculpture 76," to 29 October 1976.
STEDELIJK MUSEUM, Amsterdam. "Willem de Kooning: Sculptures, lithographies, peintures," cat. no. sc 15, ill. p. 5. TOUR: CABINET DES ESTAMPES, MUSEE D'ART ET D'HISTOIRE, Geneva, 17 March-24 April 1977; MUSEE DE PEINTURE ET DE SCULPTURE, Grnoble, 23 June-20 September 1977.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Selections from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest," 7 August-16 November 1986, no. 32 (unpublished checklist).
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Willem de Kooning from the Hirshhorn Museum Collection," 21 October 1993-9 January 1994, no. 45, p. 141. TOUR: FUNDACIO "LA CAIXA," CENTRE CULTURAL, Barcelona, 17 February -3 April; HIGH MUSEUM OF ART, Atlanta, 13 September-27 November; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, 10 December-19 February 1995; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Houston, 19 March-28 May.
MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY, New York. "Willem de Kooning: Sculpture," 1996, ill. checklist, no. 17, p. 56.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection," 9 June 2016-6 August 2017, no cat.

Published References:
UNSIGNED. "Willem de Kooning: Hirshhorn Museum," Journal of the Print World (fall 1993).
UNSIGNED. Panorama (November 1993).
CARNEGIE, MD. "Insides Out," Washington City Paper (10 December 1993): p. 52.
ZILCZER, JUDITH. "L'artiste et le mecene: l'origine de la formation de la collection de Kooning du Hirshhorn Museum," El Guia (February 1994).
ZILCZER, JUDITH. "Willem de Kooning, pionero y lider del expresionismo abstracto," Panorama (March 1994): p. 9.
UNSIGNED. Art (April 1994): p. 28.
SPRECHER, MARY. "An abstract look at Kooning," Southern Flair (September 1994).
UNSIGNED. "De Kooning Retrospective honors Artist's Birthday," Antiques and the Arts Weekly (4 November 1994): p. 99.
UNSIGNED. "Willem de Kooning at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston," Journal of the Print World (Winter 1995).
CHADWICK, SUSAN. "Willem de Kooning: MFA show not as abstract as artist's vision," The Houston Post (23 March 1995): D1, D8.
KUTNER, JANET. "Canvassing de Kooning's lifetime of art," The Dallas Morning News (9 April 1995): 1C, 8C.
ZILCZER, JUDTIH. "Artist and patron: the formation of the Hirshhorn Museum's Willem de Kooning collection," Journal of the History of Collections 8/1 (1996): p. 117-125.
RICHARD, PAUL. "A Life's Strong Currents," Washington Post (20 March 1997): p. B1, B4.
BARNES, BART. "Abstract Expressionist Willem de Kooning Dies," Washington Post (20 March 1997): A1.
PATERSON, JIM. "Stop and See the Sculpture," The Washington Post Weekend (15 August 1997): p. 6.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J.. A Garden for Art: Outdoor Sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institute, 1998): p. 58.
MORRIS, CATHERINE. The Essential Willem de Kooning (Wonderland Press, 1999): p. 96.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Abstract Expressionism (First Generation), Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

In The Infield Was Patty Peccavi

1981

Edward Kienholz and Nancy Reddin Kienholz, American, b. Fairfield, Washington, 1927–1994 / American, b. Los Angeles, Califo

Metal, resin, cloth, wood, glass, paper, photomechanical reproduction, electric lights, stuffed bird and paint, 100 1/2 x 88 5/8 x 81 1/4 in. (255.3 x 225.0 x 206.2 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Museum Purchase, 1985

Accession Number: 85.13

HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Strange Bodies," 11 December 2008-15 November 2009, no cat.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Pop Art (West Coast), Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), 3rd Floor

 

Figure

1926-1930/(cast 1958-1961)

Jacques Lipchitz, American, b. Druskieniki, Lithuania, 1891–1973

Bronze, 85 3/8 × 38 1/2 × 29 1/4 in. (216.8 × 97.7 × 74.3 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.3101

Provenance:
Otto Gerson Gallery, New York, to 27 December 1961
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 27 December 1961-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 241, ill. p. 101.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART. "Inaugural Loan Exhibition," April-July 1965.
EXPO '67 MONTREAL. "International Exhibition of Contemporary Sculpture," 28 April-27 October 1967, p. 119, ill. p. 92.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
HENRY MOORE INSTITUTE, Leeds, England. "The Sculptors Studio in Britain and France 1900-1950," 20 September 2001-6 June 2002.

Published References:
UNSIGNED. "The Hirshhorn Approach," Time 80 (5 October 1962), ill. p. 75.
UNSIGNED. "Art Lone Wolf," Newsweek 60 (15 October 1962), ill. p. 110.
RUDIKOFF, SONYA. "New York Letter," Art International 6 (November 1962), p. 62.
READ, HERBERT. A Concise History of Modern Sculpture (New York: Praeger, 1964), no. 79, p. 296, ill. p. 77.
SWEENEY, JAMES JOHNSON. "A Living Frame for Sculpture," House and Garden 126 (August 1964), ill. p. 113.
UNSIGNED. "A Look into the Future--the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden," Washington Post (22 May 1966), colorpl. sec. K, p. 1.
HAMILTON, GEORGE HEARD. Painting and Sculpture in Europe: 1880-1940 (Baltimore: Penguin, 1967), pl. 104.
COLTON, JOEL. Great Ages of Man: Twentieth Century (New York: Time-Life Books, 1968), colorpl. p. 46.
BOWNESS, ALAN. Modern European Art (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1972) (Thames & Hudson copyright), p. 82, no. 174, ill.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), p. 714, colorpl. 391.
MERILIAT, HERBERT CHRISTIAN. Modern Sculpture: The New Old Masters (New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1974), p. 104, no. 65, ill.
ALEXANDER, JASON. Why Johnny Can't Run, Swim, Pull, Dig, Slither, etc. (San Francisco: Sitnalta Press, 1978), p. 20, no. 195, ill.
ELSEN, ALBERT E. Modern European Sculpture 1918-1945 (New York: Braziller, 1979), fig. 19, pp. 30-31.
HYAMS, BARRY. Hirshhorn: Medici from Brooklyn (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1979), p. 132.
QUANTRILL, MALCOLM. "London Letter," Art International 22/9 (February 1979), p. 38.
KELLY, JAMES J. The Sculptural Idea, third edition (Minneapolis, Minnesota: Burgess Publishing, 1981), fig. 5, p. 16.
RICHARDSON, DAN, and MARGIE RICHARDSON. Journal of the Center for the Arts (Vero Beach, Florida, 1984), n.p., ill.
BERGMAN, EDWARD F. and TOM L. MCKNIGHT. Introduction to Georgraphy (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1993), fig. 5-37, p. 164.
WILKINSON, ALAN G. The Sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz (London ; New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996), no. 206, ill. pp. 77, 220.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J. A Garden for Art (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in association with Thames and Hudson, New York, 1998), no. 31, ill. p. 62.
See file for further info.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Three-Piece Reclining Figure No. 2: Bridge Prop

(1963/cast 1964)

Henry Moore, British, b. Castleford, England, 1898–1986

Bronze, 49 1/2 X 78 7/8 X 51 7/8 IN. (115.2 X 251.5 X 131.7 CM.) INCL. BASE H: 4 3/8 IN. (11.0 CM.)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.3656

Jh Purchased From Moore, Henry, Much Hadham, England 1965

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, British Modernist Sculpture, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Ex Cathedra

(1967)

Beverly Pepper, American, b. New York CIty, 1922

Stainless steel and paint, 101 1/2 x 90 x 83 in. (257.8 x 228.6 x 210.8 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1980

Accession Number: 80.37

FREDERIK MEIJER GARDENS & SCULPTURE PARK, Grand Rapids, Michigan. "Beverly Pepper: Palingenesis 1962-2012," 25 May-26 August 2012, color ill. p. 25.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Crouching Woman

(1880-1882/enlarged 1907-1911, cast 1962)

Auguste Rodin, French, b. Paris, 1840–1917

Bronze, 37 1/2 × 27 5/8 × 24 1/4 in. (95.1 × 70.2 × 61.5 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.4342

Provenance:
Musée Rodin, Paris, 1962 (Inventory No. I.489)
Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris, to 28 February 1963
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 28 February 1963-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
GALERIE CLAUDE BERNARD, Paris. "August Rodin," January-February 1963, no. 14, ill.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, Washington, DC. "Rodin Rediscovered," 28 June 1981-2 May 1982, no. 281 (as 1908 (?) enlargement from 1880-81 work).

Published References:
JIANOU, IONEL and CECILE GOLDSCHEIDER. Rodin (Paris: Arted, 1967), p. 89.
UNSIGNED. "Sculpture: Fresh-Air Fun," Time 90 (8 September 1967), colorpl. p. 75, p. 77.
ARNASON, H. HARVARD. History of Modern Art (New York: Abrams, 1968), p. 60, ill. 78.
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), p. 740, ill. 89.
TANCOCK, JOHN L. The Sculpture of Auguste Rodin (Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1976), no. 6, other casts, p. 140.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J. A Garden for Art: Outdoor Sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in association with Thames and Hudson, New York, 1998), no. 1. ill. p. 38, fig. 28, p. 30.
See file for further info.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Voltri XV

(1962)

David Smith, American, b. Decatur, Indiana, 1906–1965

Steel, 89 7/8 × 77 1/4 × 22 5/8 in., 345 lb. (228.3 × 196.2 × 57.5 cm, 156.5 kg) base: 3/4 × 22 1/2 in. (1.9 × 57.2 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.4643

Provenance:
Marlborough Galleria D'Arte, Rome, to 13 October 1965
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 13 October 1965-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
FESTIVAL DEI DUE MONDI, Spoleto, Italy. "Sculture nella città," Summer 1962.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, no. 777, ill. p. 525.
THE WHITE HOUSE (organized by the National Gallery of Art), Washington, DC. "Sculpture from Washington Collections," 4 October 1996-30 September 1997, brochure, ill.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "David Smith: A Centennial," 26 January-14 May 2006. TOUR: CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU, Paris, 14 June-11 September.

Published References:
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Abrams, 1974), ill. p. 525.
KRAUSS, ROSALIND. The Sculpture of David Smith: A Catalogue Raisonné (New York: Garland, 1977), no. 572, p. 103; fig. 572.
SILVER, KENNETH E. "The Colossus of Bolton Landing," Art in America (October 2006), ill. 158, p. 153-162, 209-210.
GIMENEZ, CARMEN. David Smith: A Centennial (New York: S. R. Guggenheim Museum, 2006), ill. p. 16.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Abstract Expressionism (First Generation), Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Pittsburgh Landscape

1954

David Smith, American, b. Decatur, Indiana, 1906–1965

Steel and paint, 30 × 116 1/4 × 5 1/2 in. (76 × 295.2 × 14 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1972

Accession Number: 72.266

Jh Purchased From Diamond, Harold, New York 1967

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Abstract Expressionism (First Generation), Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Needle Tower

(1968)

Kenneth Snelson, American, b. Pendleton, Oregon, 1927–2016

Aluminum and stainless steel, 720 x 243 1/2 x 213 3/8 in. (1828.8 x 618.5 x 542 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1974

Accession Number: 74.4

Jh Purchased From Diamond, Harold, New York 1967

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Plaza

 

Are Years What? (for Marianne Moore)

(1967)

Mark di Suvero, American, b. Shanghai, China, 1933

Steel and paint, 480 × 480 × 360 in., 18725 lb. (1219.2 × 1219.2 × 914.4 cm, 8493.6 kg)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund and Gift of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, by exchange, 1999

Accession Number: 99.19

Provenance:
The artist
Enrico Martignoni, Winnemucca, Nevada, to 25 August 1999
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund and Gift of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, by exchange, 1999

Exhibition History:
ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY, Buffalo. "Plus by Minus," 1968.
GRAND RAPIDS ART MUSEUM, Michigan (organizer). "Sculpture off the Pedestal," 8 September-3 December 1973, cat. (Citywide exhibition of large-scale outdoor sculpture by thirteen American artists.)
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, New York. "Mark di Suvero," 13 November 1975-8 February 1976, no. 38, p. 87. (Installed in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York.)
WURTTEMBERGISCHER KUNSTVEREIN, Stuttgart. "Mark di Suvero," 11 May-10 July 1988, p. 217, ill. pp. 86-87.
MUSEE D'ART MODERNE ET D'ART CONTEMPORAIN, Nice. "Mark di Suvero Retrospective," 1991, p. 14, p. 140, ill. pp. 13, 16, 20.
IVAM CENTRE JULIO GONZALEZ, Valencia. "Mark di Suvero," 16 December 1994-19 March 1995, p. 24, 36, ill.
XLVI INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION, VENICE BIENNALE. "Mark di Suvero," 11 June-15 October 1995, no. 5, ill.
STORM KING ART CENTER, Mountainville, New York. "Mark di Suvero at Storm King Art Center," 13 May-15 November 1995 and 1 April-15 November 1996, ills., p. 31, 128.
GALERIE JEANNE-BUCHER, Paris. "Mark di Suvero," 1997, p. 8, ill.
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (organizer only). “Mark di Suvero.” Tour: CRISSY FIELD, San Francisco, 22 May 2013-26 May 2014. (Exhibition of eight large-scale outdoor sculptures.)

Published References:
UNSIGNED. Advertisement, "Mark Di Suvero: 25 Years of Sculpture and Drawings, Storm King Art Center," Art in America 73 (June 1985), n.p.
UNSIGNED. Advertisement, "Mark Di Suvero: 25 Years of Sculpture and Drawings, Storm King Art Center," Artforum 23 (Summer 1985), n.p.
KARDON, JANET. 1967 at the Crossroads (Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, 1987), ill., n.p.
UNSIGNED. Advertisement, "Richard Bellamy/Oil & Steel Gallery and Gagosian Gallery," Art in America, 85 (November 1997), n.p.
UNSIGNED. "Mark di Suvero: Mairie de Paris," Artforum (January 1998), p. 109.
RUBINSTEIN, RAPHAEL. "A Season of Steel in the City of Light," Art in America (July 1998), p. 69, ill. p. 68.
UNSIGNED. "Hirshhorn's Mall Sculpture Steels the Show," Washington Times (26 August 1999), P. C7.
RICHARD, PAUL. "Here and Now," Washington Post (29 August 1999), p. G3.
FORGEY, BENJAMIN. "Cityscape: Splendor on the Grass," Washington Post (15 October 1999), p. C1, color ill.
GARRELS, GARY, ed. Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000), ill., n.p.
ESKIN, BLAKE. "Man of Steel," Art News 100, no. 6 (June 2001), p. 91.
ELLEGOOD, ANNE and JOANNA BURTON. The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas: Recent Sculpture (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 2006), ill. p. 61.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

'Titled (Art as Idea as Idea) [idea]'

1966

Joseph Kosuth, American, b. Toledo, Ohio, 1945

Ink on paper mounted on cardboard in wood frame, 57 x 57 x 2 3/8 in. (144.8 x 144.8 x 6 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2007. The Panza Collection.

Accession Number: 07.63

Provenance:
Dr. Giuseppe Panza, Massagno, Switzerland, to 27 September 2007
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2007. The Panza Collection.

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "The Panza Collection," 23 October 2008-11 January 2009, cat. by Evelyn C. Hankins and Giuseppe Panza with a forward by Kerry Brougher, p. 22; ill. p. 40.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Conceptual Art, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), 3rd Floor

 

Untitled (Sculptural Study, Twelve-Part Vertical Construction)

c. 1990

Fred Sandback, American, b. Bronxville, New York, 1943–2003

Acrylic yarn, dimensions variable

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Holenia Purchase Fund, in memory of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, with an anonymous gift in honor of the curators of the Hirshhorn, 2009

Accession Number: 09.5

Provenance:
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, to 26 February 2009
Holenia Purchase Fund, in memory of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, with an anonymous gift in honor of the curators of the Hirshhorn, 2009

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "ColorForms," 11 March 2010-9 January 2012, no cat.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), 3rd Floor

 

Soft Bathtub (Model) - Ghost Version

1966

Claes Oldenburg, American, b. Stockholm, Sweden, 1929

Acrylic and pencil on foam-filled canvas with wood cord and plaster, 86 1/4 x 38 x 30 in. (219.1 x 96.5 x 76.2 cm) BASE: 90 x 18 in. (228.6 x 45.7 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 1998

Accession Number: 98.14

Provenance:
Christie's, New York, Sale Number 8906,12 May 1988, Lot 5
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 1998

Exhibition History:
PULITZER FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS, St. Louis. "Water, Harmony and Angst," 20 July 2007-5 January 2008.
MUSEUM MODERNER KUNST STIFTUNG LUDWIG WIEN, MUMOK, Vienna. Claes Oldenburg, 3 February-27 May 2012, color ill. p. 167. TOUR: MUSEUM LUDWIG, Cologne, 22 June-30 September 2012; GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM BILBAO, 30 October 2012-17 February 2013; MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York, 9 April-4 August 2013.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection," 16 October 2014-24 April 2016, no cat.

Published References:
FRANCIS, RICHARD et al. Painting, Object, Film, Concept: Works from the Herbig Collection (New York: Christie's, 1988), pp. 9, 170, ill. p. 172.
UNSIGNED. "Acquisitions," Museums Washington (May 1999), p. 45.
RICHARD, PAUL. "From the Collection: Washington's Prized Possessions," Washington Post (19 December 2004), ill. p. N6.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Pop Art (American), Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), 3rd Floor

 

Abbottabad

2013

Huang Yong Ping, French, b. Xiamen, China, 1954

Terracotta, compost, wood ships, printed canvas, and plywood, installed: 53 1/4 × 452 3/4 × 196 7/8 in. (135.3 × 1150 × 500.1 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2016

Accession Number: 16.11

Provenance:
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, to 13 September 2016
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2016

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "What Absence Is Made Of," 18 October 2017-Spring 2020, no cat.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), 3rd Floor

 

Untitled

1990

Robert Gober, American, b. Wallingford, Connecticut, 1954

Wax, cotton, wood, leather shoe, and human hair, 10 3/4 x 20 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. (27.2 x 52.0 x 14.2 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 1990

Accession Number: 90.15

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Recent Acquisitions: 1989-1991," 8 October 1991-5 January 1992, unpublished checklist, no. 22.
WALKER ART CENTER, Minneapolis. "Robert Gober: Sculpture and Drawing," 14 February-9 May 1999. TOUR: ROOSEUM CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, Malmo, Sweden, 18 September-12 January 2000; HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Instution, Washington, DC, 17 February-23 April; SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, 21 May- 4 September.
ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY, Buffalo, New York. "Bodily Space: New Obsessions in Figurative Sculpture," 20 April-7 September 2004.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART. "Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images," 19 November 2006-4 March 2007.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Strange Bodies," 11 December 2008-15 November 2009, no cat.

Published References:
UNSIGNED. Illustration in By George, the Newspaper of the George Washington University, 3 February 2000, p. 11.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, American Contemporary, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), 3rd Floor

 

Steel Disc Suspended 1/8 in. Above Floor

1967

Robert Barry, American, b. New York City, 1936

Steel disc and nylon string, dimensions variable; disc: 5/8 x 2 1/16 in. (1.6 x 5.2 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2007. The Panza Collection.

Accession Number: 07.36

Provenance:
Dr. Giuseppe Panza, Massagno, Switzerland, to 27 September 2007
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2007. The Panza Collection.

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "The Panza Collection," 23 October 2008-11 January 2009, cat. by Evelyn C. Hankins and Giuseppe Panza with a forward by Kerry Brougher, p. 23; ill. cover and p. 47.

Published References:
UNSIGNED. The Panza Collection (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 2008), ill. cover. [exhibition brochure]

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), 3rd Floor

 

1965/1 - [infinity symbol] Detail 5122577

after 1965

Roman Opalka, Polish, b. Abbeville, France, 1931–2011

Photograph, in artist's frame: 12 1/4 x 9 5/8 x 1 in. (31 x 24.5 x 2.5 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Giuseppe Panza, 2007

Accession Number: 07.102

Provenance:
Dr. Giuseppe Panza, Massagno, Switzerland, to 31 December 2007
Gift of Giuseppe Panza, 2007

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "The Panza Collection," 23 October 2008-11 January 2009, cat. by Evelyn C. Hankins and Giuseppe Panza with a forward by Kerry Brougher, ill. p. 29.

Published References:
UNSIGNED. The Panza Collection (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 2008). [exhibition brochure]

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), 3rd Floor

 

Sand Fountain

(c. 1955-57)

Joseph Cornell, American, b. Nyack, New York, 1903–1972

Gesso, oil, photomechanical reproductions, sand, mirror glass, drinking glass, and nails in glass-faced wood box, 10 7/8 x 8 x 3 1/2 in. (27.6 x 20.3 x 8.9 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.978

Provenance:
Jh Purchased From Streep, Jon N., New York 1961

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Over, Under, Next: Experiments in Mixed Media, 1913-Present," 18 April-8 September 2013, no cat.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to New York," 29 October 2015-15 February 2016, fig. 131, color ill. p. 116; p. 185.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Surrealism (American), Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), 3rd Floor

 

1965/1 - [infinity symbol] Detail 2382351

after 1965

Roman Opalka, Polish, b. Abbeville, France, 1931–2011

Gelatin silver print, in artist's frame: 12 1/4 x 9 5/8 x 1 in. (31 x 24.5 x 2.5 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Giuseppe Panza, 2007

Accession Number: 07.101

Provenance:
Dr. Giuseppe Panza, Massagno, Switzerland, to 31 December 2007
Gift of Giuseppe Panza, 2007

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "The Panza Collection," 23 October 2008-11 January 2009, cat. by Evelyn C. Hankins and Giuseppe Panza with a forward by Kerry Brougher, ill. p. 29.

Published References:
UNSIGNED. The Panza Collection (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 2008). [exhibition brochure]

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), 3rd Floor

 

1965/1 - [infinity symbol] Detail 460.260=484.052

(1965)

Roman Opalka, Polish, b. Abbeville, France, 1931–2011

Synthetic polymer on linen, 77 x 53 1/4 in. (195.6 x 135.1 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2007. The Panza Collection.

Accession Number: 07.71

Provenance:
Dr. Giuseppe Panza, Massagno, Switzerland, to 27 September 2007
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2007. The Panza Collection.

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "The Panza Collection," 23 October 2008-11 January 2009, cat. by Evelyn C. Hankins and Giuseppe Panza with a forward by Kerry Brougher, pp. 7, 29, 73; ill. pp. 6, 72.

Published References:
UNSIGNED. The Panza Collection (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 2008). [exhibition brochure]

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), 3rd Floor

 

Diptych: Study of the Human Body -- From a Drawing by Ingres

1982-1984

Francis Bacon, British, b. Dublin, Ireland, 1909–1992

Oil and transfer type on canvas, left panel: 78 1/8 × 58 1/4 in. (198.2 × 147.9 cm) right panel: 78 1/8 × 58 1/4 in. (198.2 × 147.5 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Marlborough International Fine Art and the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, by exchange, 1989

Accession Number: 89.21

Provenance:
The artist
Marlborough International Fine Art, Vaduz, Lichtenstein, to 28 June 1989
Gift of Marlborough International Fine Art and gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, by exchange, 1989

Exhibition History:
GALERIE MAEGHT-LELONG, Paris. "Francis Bacon: Peintures Récentes," 18 January-25 February 1984, no. 11, ill.
MARLBOROUGH GALLERY, New York. "Francis Bacon: Recent Paintings," 5 May-5 June 1984, no. 11, ill. pp. 31-32. (combi9ne w/ above//)
TATE GALLERY, London. "Francis Bacon," 22 May-18 August 1985, no. 124, ill. TOUR: STAATSGALERIE STUTTGART, 19 October-5 January 1986; NATIONALGALERIE, Berlin, 7 February-31 March.
MARLBOROUGH GALLERIES, London. "Francis Bacon: Paintings of the Eighties," 7 May-31 July 1987, no. 3, ill.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Francis Bacon," 12 October 1989-7 January 1990, no. 53, color ill. pp. 19-20. TOUR: LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, 11 February-29 April; MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, New York, 24 May-28 August.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Recent Acquisitions: 1989-1991," 8 October 1991-5 January 1992, unpublished checklist, no. 4.
LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Humlebaek, Denmark. "Francis Bacon," 23 January-26 April 1998, no. 33, color ill. pp. 78-79.
TRUST FOR MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS, Washington, DC (organizer). "Francis Bacon: A Retrospective Exhibition," no. 65. TOUR: YALE CENTER FOR BRITISH ART, New Haven, 25 January-21 March 1999; MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS, 8 April-27 May; FINE ARTS MUSEUMS OF SAN FRANCISCO, 13 June-2 August; MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH, 20 August-15 October.
KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM, Vienna. "Francis Bacon and the Tradition of Art," 15 October 2003-18 January 2004, no. 102, color ill. pp. 256-257. TOUR: FONDATION BEYELER, Riehen/Basel, 8 February-20 June.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Strange Bodies," 11 December 2008-15 November 2009, no cat.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection," 16 October 2014-24 April 2016, no cat. (only on view until 2015 due to Gagosian loan).
GAGOSIAN GALLERY, New York. "Francis Bacon: Late Paintings," 7 November-12 December 2015, color ill. on front and back cover, pp. 82-83, and p. 204; p. 206.

Published References:
DELEUZE, GILLES. "Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation," Flash Art (May 1983): p. 8-21.
SCHMIED, WIELAND. Francis Bacon: Vier Studien zu einem Portrat (Berlin: Frolich & Kaufman, 1985): p. 84.
FULLER, PETER. "London: Francis Bacon," The Burlington Magazine (August 1985): p. 553.
DAVIES, HUGH and SALLY YARD. Francis Bacon (New York: Abbeville Press, 1986): p. 106.
KUSPIT, DONALD. "Hysterical Painting," ArtForum (January 1986): p. 55, 58-60.
LESSOE, ROLF. "Francis Bacon's Crucifixions and Related Themes," Hafnia Copenhagen Papers in the History of Art 11 (1987[printed August 1988]): p. 33, 34.
WELZENBACH, MICHAEL. "Everyman's Scream," Museum & Arts Washington (September-October 1989): p. 66-67.
GOWING, LAWRENCE. "Francis Bacon: The human presence," The Journal of Art 2/3 (December 1989): 7, 8, 10.
UNSIGNED. "La Chronique des Arts: Principles Acquistions des Musees en 1989," Gazette des Beaux Arts 1454 (March 1990): p. 1, 64.
SOLLERS, PHILIPPE. "Francis Bacon dans le vif du sujet," Beaux Arts 80 (June 1990): pp. 94-107.
SOTHEBY'S NEW YORK. Old Master, 19th and 20th Century and Contemporary Prints; Auction 9 May 1991 (1991): lot 476.
WILSON, JANET. "Heavenly Hodgepodge," Washington Post (25 October 1991): p. B1.
SINCLAIR, ANDREW. Francis Bacon: His :Life and Violent Times (London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1993): p. 279.
CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU. Francis Bacon (Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 1996): p. 238, 239, 309.
SOLLERS, PHILIPPE. Les Passions de Francis Bacon (Paris: Monographies: Gallimard, 1996): 168, 169, 177.
DAGEN, PHILIPPE. Bacon (Paris?: Reperes Contemporains, Cercle d'Art, 1996): right panel of dust jacket.
NOWAK, JEAN MCDUFFIE. "Yale's large collection of art earns high marks," Washington Times (7 March 1999): p. 21.
GALE, MATTHEW and CHRIS STEPHENS, eds. Francis Bacon (London: Tate Publishing, 2008), fig. 127, p. 247.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, School of London, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), 3rd Floor

 

Sphinx III

(1954)

Francis Bacon, British, b. Dublin, Ireland, 1909–1992

Oil on canvas, 78 1/4 × 54 in. (198.7 × 137.1 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.182

Provenance:
Hanover Gallery, London, to 25 March 1957
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 25 March 1957-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
HANOVER GALLERY, London. "Francis Bacon," 8 June-16 July 1954, no cat.
GALERIE RIVE DROITE, Paris. "Francis Bacon," 12 February-10 March 1957, no. 7.
HANOVER GALLERY, London. "Francis Bacon," 21 March-26 April 1957 (not in catalogue but included in show--see label on verso).
TATE GALLERY, London. "Francis Bacon Retrospective," 24 May-1 July 1962, no. 37, ill. TOUR: KUNSTHALLE MANNHEIM, Germany, 18 July-26 August, no. 28; MUSEO CIVICO DI TORINO, 11 September-14 October, no. 31, ill.; KUNSTHAUS, Zurich, 27 October-25 November, no. 26, ill; STEDELIJK MUSEUM, Amsterdam, 11 January-18 February 1963, no. 24.
MUSEO D'ARTE MODERNA, Lugano, Switzerland. "Francis Bacon," 7 March-30 May 1993, no. 20, ill. p. 143, color ill. p. 48.
TRUST FOR MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS, Washington, DC (organizer). "Francis Bacon: A Retrospective Exhibition," no. 24, p. 98, ill. p. 99. TOUR: YALE CENTER FOR BRITISH ART, New Haven, 25 January-21 March 1999; MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS, 8 April-27 May; FINE ARTS MUSEUMS OF SAN FRANCISCO, 13 June-2 August; MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH, 20 August-15 October.
SAINSBURY CENTRE FOR VISUAL ARTS, Norwich, England. "Francis Bacon: Paintings from the 1950's," 26 September-10 December 2006. TOUR: MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM, 29 January-15 April 2007; ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY, Buffalo, 5 May-30 July 2007.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, Tokyo. “Francis Bacon,” 8 March-26 May 2013, no. 14, p. 48, color ill. p. 49; p. 185. TOUR: TOYOTA MUNICIPAL MUSEUM OF ART, 8 June-1 September 2013.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Dark Matters," 24 January 2012-6 January 2013, no cat.

Published References:
UNSIGNED. "Apparitions of Evil: Mr. Francis Bacon's New Paintings," The Times, London, (14 June 1954): p. 5.
HARRISON, JANE. "Dissent on Francis Bacon," Arts Magazine 38/3 (December 1963): p. 22.
ALLEY, RONALD. Francis Bacon, Catalogue Raisone (London: Thames & Hudson, 1964): no. 88.
MARLBOROUGH-GERSON GALLERY, INC. Francis Bacon: Recent Paintings (1968): p. 62.
TRUCCHI, LORENZA. Francis Bacon (Milan: Fratelli Fabbri Editori, 1975): 37-38.
SOLLERS, PHILIPPE. Les Passions de Francis Bacon (Paris: Monographies Gallimard, 1996): pp. 76-77, 177.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, School of London, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), 3rd Floor

 

Daydreams

1970

Philip Guston, American, b. Montreal, Canada, 1913–1980

Oil on linen, 72 1/8 x 80 1/8 in. (183 x 203.5 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Bequest of Musa Guston, 1992

Accession Number: 92.18

Provenance:
Musa Guston, New York, to 29 October 1992
Bequest of Musa Guston, 1992

Exhibition History:
MARLBOROUGH GALLERY, New York. "Philip Guston," October 1970, no. 30, ill. p. 35.
VIRGINIA MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Richmond. "Philip Guston," 8 October 1994-5 February 1995.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Ways of Seeing: John Baldessari Explores the Collection," 26 July 2006-23 September 2007, no cat.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Strange Bodies," 11 December 2008-15 November 2009, no cat.

Published References:
None recorded

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Abstract Expressionism (First Generation)/American Contemporary, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), 3rd Floor

 

Study for Portrait V

(1953)

Francis Bacon, British, b. Dublin, Ireland, 1909–1992

Oil on canvas, 60 1/8 × 46 1/8 in. (152.7 × 117.1 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Accession Number: 66.183

Provenance:
Hanover Gallery, London
Durlacher Brothers, New York, from 31 March 1953
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Wolf, Great Neck, New York
Alan Gallery, New York, 9 March 1955
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 9 March 1955-17 May 1966
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966

Exhibition History:
DURLACHER BROTHERS, New York."Francis Bacon," 20 October-14 November 1953, no. 3.
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY, Waltham, Massachusetts. "Three Collections," 1-17 June 1955, no. 2.
TATE GALLERY, London. "Francis Bacon Retrospective," 24 May-1 July 1962, no. 28, ill. TOUR: KUNSTHALLE MANNHEIM, Germany, 18 July-26 August, no. 22; MUSEO CIVICO DI TORINO, 11 September-14 October, no. 29, ill.; KUNSTHAUS, Zurich, 27 October-25 November; STEDELIJK MUSEUM, Amsterdam, 11 January-18 February 1963, no. 19, ill.
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF ARTS, New York (organizer). "Paintings from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation Collection: A View of the Protean Century," no. 76. TOUR: M. KNOEDLER, New York, 31 October-24 November 1962; CURRIER GALLERY OF ART, Manchester, New Hampshire, 16 December-12 January 1963; CARNEGIE INSTITUTE, Pittsburgh, 30 January-26 February; EVANSVILLE MUSEUM OF ARTS AND SCIENCE, Indiana, 16 March-12 April; MUNSON-WILLIAMS-PROCTOR INSTITUTE, Utica, New York, 30 April-27 May; J.B. SPEED ART MUSEUM, Louisville,13 June-10 July; MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS, 30 July-25 August; SEATTLE ART MUSEUM, 11 September-8 October; SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF ART, 26 October-23 November; COLORADO SPRINGS FINE ARTS CENTER, 11 December-7 January 1964; DALLAS MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, 26 January-23 February; ATLANTA ART ASSOCIATION, 10 June-7 July; SAGINAW ART MUSEUM, Michigan, 25 July-22 August; MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, 8 September-6 October; ALLENTOWN ART MUSEUM, Pennsylvania, 24 October-21 November; MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, Boston, 9 December-10 January 1965; BROOKLYN MUSEUM, 8 February-5 April.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, fig. 632, p. 437; p. 660.
ALDRICH MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Ridgefield, Connecticut. "Homo Sapiens: The Many Images," 9 May-16 September 1982, ill. p. 9.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO. "Francis Bacon: The Papal Portraits of 1953," 17 January-28 March 1999, ill. p. 49; p. 71.
KUNSTHISTORISCHES MUSEUM, Vienna. "Francis Bacon and the Tradition of Art," 15 October 2003-18 January 2004, no. 6, ill. p. 126. TOUR: FONDATION BEYELER, Riehen/Basel, 8 February-20 June.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Strange Bodies," 11 December 2008-15 November 2009, no cat.

Published References:
HUNTER, SAM. "Francis Bacon: An Acute Sense of Impasse," Art Digest 28 (15 October 1953): p. 16, ill.
UNSIGNED. "Snapshots from Hell," Time 62 (19 October 1953) ill., p. 63.
SECKLER, DOROTHY GEES. "Reviews and Previews: Francis Bacon," Art News 52, part 1 (November 1953): p. 43.
SPENDER, STEPHEN. "English Artists vs. English Painting," Art News 52 (November 1953) p. 48, ill. p. 14.
FITZSIMMONS, JAMES. "Art Paintings of Apes and Madmen," Arts and Architecture 71 (January 1954) p. 30, ill.
ROTHENSTEIN, JOHN and RONALD ALLEY. Francis Bacon (London: Thames and Hudson, 1964): no. 63.
BROOKLYN MUSEUM. "Exhibitions: Paintings from the Hirshhorn Foundation," Museum News (February 1965).
PRESTON, STUART. "A Collectors Eye-View," The New York Times (28 February 1965) sec. 2, p. 19.
MENNA, F. "Modern European Art," New Catholic Encuclopedia I (New York: McGraw Hill, 1967): p. 911, ill. p. 907.
MARLBOROUGH-GERSON GALLERY, INC. Francis Bacon: Recent Paintings (1968): cat., ill. p. 62.
LERNER, ABRAM. Selected Paintings and Sculpture from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1974): no. 632, p. 660.
RAYNOR, VIVIEN. "A Preview of the New Hirshhorn Museum," The New York Times (14 July 1974) section 2.
TRUCCHI, LORENZA. Francis Bacon (Milan: Fratelli Fabbri Editori, 1975): no. 29, ill.
DAVIES, HUGH M.. Francis Bacon: The Early and Middle Years, 1928-1958 (New York and London: Garland Publishing, 1978) no. 73, ill.
SCHMIED, WIELAND. Francis Bacon: Vier Studien zu einem Portrat (Berlin: Frolich & Kaufmann, 1985): p. 13.
DAVIES, HUGH and SALLY YARD. Francis Bacon (New York: Abbeville Press, 1986): p. 27.
KULTERMANN, VON UDO. "Inkunabeln kunstlerischer Appropriation: Zur Interpretation von Bacons Velazquez-Variationen," Neue Burcher Beitung no. 241 (17-18 October 1987): p. 69.
SINCLAIR, ANDREW. Francis Bacon: His Life and Violent Times (London: Sinclair-Stevenson, 1993): p. 122.
CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU. Francis Bacon (Paris: Centre Georges Pompidou, 1996): p. 258.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO. "Exhibitions: Francis Bacon," Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Newsletter (1999).
DAVIES, HUGH. Francis Bacon: The Papal Portraits of 1953 (Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, 1999).
UNSIGNED. "Gyroscope: Fall 2005," (Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2005), fig. 4. [exhibition brochure]

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, School of London, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), 3rd Floor

 

Torso of a Young Man

1924

Constantin Brancusi, French, b. Hobitza, Romania, 1876–1957

Bronze on stone and wood bases, 18 1/8 x 11 1/2 x 9 1/8 in. (46.1 x 29.2 x 23.0 cm.) on stone base: 6 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. (15.8 x 21.5 x 17.1 cm.); on wood base: 34 1/8 x 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (86.6 x 29.0 x 29.0 cm.)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.611

Provenance:
The Artist, Paris/Staempfli Gallery, NY, 12 June 1961
Henri Pierre Roche, Paris (acquired from the Artist)
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, 1956
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Staempfli, New York, 1957-12 June 1961
Staempfli Gallery, New York, to 12 June 1961
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 12 June 1961-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
KUNSTHAUS, ZURICH. "Abstrakte und surrealistische Malerei und Plastik," 6 October-3 November 1929, no. 10 (as Torso de Jeune Homme, 16 x 30.5 x 46 cm, no. ill.).
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Constantin Brancusi," December 1955, cat., no ill., n.p.
SIDNEY JANIS GALLERY, New York. "Selection: Modern Art from Brancusi to Giacometti," 22 April-11 May 1957, cat. ill.
PALAIS DES BEAUX-ARTS, Brussels. "50 Ans d'Art Moderne" (Exposition Universelle et Internationale de Bruxelles), 17 April-19 October 1958, no. 33, ill. p. 210.
XXX BIENALLE INTERNAZIONALE D'ARTE, Venice. "Central Pavilion," May-September 1960, no. 9, p. 33, ill.
STAEMPFLI GALLERY, New York. "Constantin Brancusi 1876-1957," 29 November-31 December 1960, no. 9, ill.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 41, ill. p. 55.
SIDNEY JANIS GALLERY, New York. "25 Years of Janis Part I: From Picasso to Dubuffet; from Brancusi to Giacometti," 2 October-3 November 1973, no. 14, ill.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, ill. 400, p. 288, p. 669.
CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU, Paris. "Constantin Brancusi 1876-1957," 13 April-21 August 1995, cat. 76, ill. p. 217. TOUR: PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART, 8 October 1995-1 January 1996.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Ways of Seeing: Giuseppe and Giovanna Panza," 23 October 2008-11 January 2009.

Published References:
CLARK, ELIOT. "New York Commentary," Studio 151 (April 1956), p. 118.
MELLOW, JAMES R. "In the Galleries: Modern Art from Brancusi to Giacometti," Arts Magazine 31 (May 1957), p. 51.
SIDNEY JANIS GALLERY. 10th Anniversary Exhibition (New York: Sidney Janis Gallery, 1958), ill.
STAEMPFLI GALLERY. Advertisement Art International 6 (June 1960), p. 89 (ill.).
UNSIGNED. "Exhibitions Here and There," Art International 4 (31 December 1960), p. 64 (ill.)
UNSIGNED. "Great Sculpture at the Guggenheim Museum," Art in America 50/3 (Fall, 1962), ill. p. 18.
WOLF, LONE. "Art," Newsweek 60/16 (15 October 1962), p. 110, ill.
JIANOU, IONEL. Brancusi (New York: Tudor, 1963), p. 105.
READ, HERBERT. A Concise History of Modern Sculpture (New York: Praeger, 1964), p. 289, no. 47, ill. p. 51.
LYNTON, NORBERT. The Modern World (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1965), p. 135 (ill.).
LERNER, ABRAM. "The Hirshhorn Collection," The Museum World Arts Yearbook 9 (1967), p. 63 (ill.).
ARNASON, H. HARVARD. History of Modern Art (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1968), p. 137, ill., p. 138.
GEIST, SIDNEY. Brancusi, A Study of the Sculpture (New York: Grossman, 1968), p. 59, 222, no. 101, ill.
GEIST, SIDNEY. Constantin Brancusi 1876-1957: A Retrospective Exhibition (New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1969), p. 83.
GIEDION-WELCKER, CAROLA. Constantin Brancusi 1876-1957, trans. by Maria Jolas and Anne Leroy (New York: Braziller, 1969), pp. 16, 37, ill. p. 95.
SPEAR, ATHENA TACHA. "A Contribution to Brancusi Chronology," Art Bulletin 48 (March 1970), passim.
KNOBLER, NATHAN. The Visual Dialogue (New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1971), p. 327, ill. 372.
SPEAR, ATHENA TACHA. "Brancusi and Contemporary Sculpture," Arts Magazine 46 (November 1971), p. 30, no. 1, ill.
COLLIER, GRAHAM. Art and the Creative Unconsciousness (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1972), p. 80, 81 (ill.).
FELDMAN, EDMUND BURKE. Varieties of Visual Experience (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1972), p. 214 (ill.).
KRAMER, HILTON. "Two Exhibitions Marking Janis Gallery's 25 Years," New York Times (October 6, 1973), p. 19.
SIDNEY JANIS GALLERY. 25th Anniversary Exhibition (Sidney Janis Gallery, 2 October-3 November 1973), no. 149, ill. in the photo of "Selection of Modern Art from Brancusi to Giacometti, April 1957."
LERNER, ABRAM, et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974), ill. 400, p. 288, p. 669.
SIDNEY JANIS GALLERY. 25th Anniversary Exhibition (Sidney Janis Gallery, 13 March-13 April 1974), no. 209, ill. in the photo of "25th Anniversary Exhibition-Part I, October 1973."
UNSIGNED. "Acquisitions of Modern Art by Museums," Supplement to the Burlington Magazine 116/860 (November 1974), fig. 142, p. 702.
GEIST, SIDNEY. Brancusi: The Sculpture and Drawings (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1975), p. 186, cat. no. 159.
KRAUSS, ROSALIND E. Passages in Modern Sculpture (New York: Viking, 1977), no. 76, ill. p. 101.
UNSIGNED. "Here is Your School Arts Poster," School Arts 77/2 (October 1977), p. 35, colorpl.
HYAMS, BARRY. Hirshhorn: Medici from Brooklyn (New York: E.P. Dutton, 1979), pp. 6, 17.
KELLY, JAMES J. The Sculptural Idea, Third Edition (Minneapolis, Minnesota: Burgess Publishing, 1981), fig. 4, p. 15.
HANHISALO, JUDITH EVANS. Enjoying Art: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, & the Decorative Arts (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1983), no. 105, ill.
RADU, VARIA. Brancusi (New York: Rizzoli, 1986), pp. 190-91, ill.
BACH, FRIEDRICH TEJA. Constantin Brancusi: Metamorphosen Plastischer Form (Cologne: Dumont Buchverlag, 1987), pp. 472-73, no. 198, ill.
VARNEDOE, KIRK. A Fine Disregard (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1989), pp. 181, 300, no. 184, ill.
VARNEDOE, KIRK, and ADAM GOPNIK. High and Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1990), no. 84, ill. p.140, no. 200, ill. p. 357.
APPEL, ALFRED JR. The Art of Celebration (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993), ill. p. 11.
RICHARD, PAUL. "The Merlin Of Modernism," Washington Post (22 October 1995), p. G4, ill.
UNSIGNED. "L'artiste et les legendes," Connaissance des Arts, no. 70 (1995), no. 15, ill. p. 16.
MCALLISTER, JANE, ed. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: 150 Works of Art (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1996), pp. 36-37, ill.
MYER, PETER LIVINGSTON. Art: Do It!: A Handbook for Artists (Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt, 1996), ill. p. 227.
UNSIGNED. The Panza Collection (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, 2008), ill. [exhibition brochure]
VARNEDOE, KIRK. Una squisita indifferenza. Perché l'arte moderna è moderna (Monza, Italy: Johan & Levi Editore, 2016), fig. 70, p. 112; p. 210.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, European Modernism (Early 20th century), Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), 3rd Floor

 

Post-Balzac

1991

Judith Shea, American, b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1948

Bronze, 98 1/2 × 28 1/2 × 28 1/2 in. (250.3 × 72.9 × 72.9 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Museum Purchase, 1991

Accession Number: 91.20

Provenance:
Max Protetch Gallery, New York, to 1 October 1991
Museum Purchase, 1991

Exhibition History:
THE WHITE HOUSE (organized by the National Gallery of Art), Washington, DC. Sculpture from Washington Collections, 4 October 1996-30 September 1997, brochure, ill.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, American Contemporary, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

The Burghers of Calais

(1884-1889/cast 1953-1959)

Auguste Rodin, French, b. Paris, 1840–1917

Bronze, 79 3/8 × 80 7/8 × 77 1/8 in., 6000 lb. (201.6 × 205.4 × 195.9 cm, 2721.6 kg)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Accession Number: 66.4340

Provenance:
Musée Rodin, Paris and Meudon, 1953-1962
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York (via Otto Gerson Gallery, New York, and Gérard Cramer, Geneva), 31 March 1962-17 May 1966*
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
*rev. by VJF, 25 October 1995.

Exhibition History:
PALAIS DE LA MEDITERRANÉE, Nice. "Sculptures de Rodin," December 1961-January 1962, no. 1, ill.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 391, ill. pp. 19-21.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, Washington, DC. "Rodin Rediscovered," 28 June-10 September 1981.

Published References:
****Main List*****
ARNASON, H. H. The History of Modern Art (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall; 1968), no. 82, ill. p. 63.
BRITSCH, RALPH A., and TODD A. BRITSCH. The Arts in Western Culture (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, c. 1983), fig. 14-9, p. 335.
PARK, EDWARDS. Treasures from the Smithsonian (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1983), ill.
CARPENTER, JAMES M. Visual Art: A Critical Introduction (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984), p. 233-34, ill. 15-14.
COMMUNITY COMMITTEE OF THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS. Invitation to the "Fifth Annual Beaux Arts Masked Ball" (Vero Beach, Florida, 1984), n. p.
FORGEY, BENJAMIN. "The Hirshhorn: Dawn of a New Decade," Washington Post (7 October 1984), p. L1.
HOROWITZ, FREDERICK A. More Than You See: A Guide to Art (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984), pp. 18, 19-22, 145-46, 226, fig. 3-8.
McCARTER, WILLIAM, and RITA GILBERT. Living with Art (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984), fig. 357, p. 278.
SPORRE, DENNIS J. The Arts (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1984), pp. 192-93, fig. 5.14.
UNSIGNED. "Museum Notes," The Washington Gallery (Summer 1984), ill. p. 25.
UNSIGNED. "Art Masterpieces in Washington Museums," Show Case of the Arts (Washington, DC: Georgetown University, Spring 1985), ill. p. 7.
SPORRE, DENNIS J. The Creative Impulse: An Introduction to the Arts (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1987), ill. 12.25, p. 387.
UNSIGNED. The Golden Book Encyclopedia (New York: Macmillan, 1988), p. 6, ill.
DOLAINSKI, STEPHEN, ed. Guest Informant (New York: Guest Informant, 1989), p. 109.
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE. Washington DC: A Traveler's Guide (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1989), ill. p. 71.
UNSIGNED. Distinguished Lecturers on Art and Culture calendar (Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1989), ill.
WOLF, THOMAS H. "The Object at Hand," Smithsonian 21 (August 1990), pp. 16, 18, ill. p. 18.
UNSIGNED. Reader's Newsletter 2 (October 1990), ill. p. 5.
SPORRE, DENNIS J. Reality through the Art (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1991), no. 2.3, ill. p. 50.
WHEELER, DANIEL. Art Since Mid-Century: 1945 to the Present (New York: Vendome Press, 1991), p. 15, fig. 17.
NEMETT, BARRY. Images Objects and Ideas: Viewing the Visual Arts (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers, 1992), no. 244, ill. p. 187.
SPORRE, DENNIS J. The Creative Impulse: An Introduction to the Arts, third ed. (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1992), no. 13.27, ill. p. 405.
CELANT, GERMANO, DIETER KOEPPLIN, and MARK ROSENTHAL. Claes Oldenburg: An Anthology (New York: Guggenheim Museum; Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1995), ill. p. 259.
FICHNER-RATHUS, LOIS. Understanding Art, fourth ed. (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1995), no. 15-39, colorpl. p. 413.
GILBERT, RITA. Living with Art, fourth ed. (New York: Mcgrow-Hill, 1995), colorpl. 325, p. 279.
REESE, NICHOLAS. Washington (London: Studio Editions, 1995), ill. p. 41.
MCALLISTER, JANE, ed. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: 150 Works of Art (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in association with Harry N. Abrams, 1996), ill. p. 12.
MYER, PETER LIVINGSTON. Art: Do it!: A Handbook for Artists (Dubuque, Iowa : Kendall/Hunt, 1996), ill. p. 150.
TANSEY, RICHARD G. and FRED S . KLEINER. Gardener's Art through the Ages, tenth ed. (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers, 1996), fig. 26-92, p. 1012.
PATERSON, JIM. "Stop and See Sculpture," Washington Post, Weekend (15 August 1997), ill.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J. A Garden for Art: Outdoor Sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum (Washington, D.C. : Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in association with Thames and Hudson, 1998), figs. 17 and 18, p. 22, figs. 23-25, p. 27, fig. 34, p. 36, fig. 35, p. 37, no. 2, ill. p. 38-39.
****Secondary List*****
UNSIGNED. The Hammond Times (Indiana, 30 September 1962), ill. p. 25.
UNSIGNED. Newsday (3 October 1962).
UNSIGNED. The Sculpture Gardens of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Hirshhorn (Sarah Lawrence College, art tour brochure, 3 October 1967), cover ill.
FOGG, SUSAN. "Hirshhorn Museum Slated to Open Friday," Advance (Staten Island, New York, 2 October 1974) (also as "Controversial Art Museum," News-American, Baltimore, 6 October 1974).
UNSIGNED (U.P.I.). "Washington Museum Opens," Advertiser (Honolulu, 2 October 1974).
UNSIGNED (U.P.I.). "Controversial D. C. Museum Opens," The News (Mexico City, 3 October 1974).
POLAKOFF, JOSEPH. "Honors for Latvian Immigrant," Texas Jewish Post (3 October 1974) (also with other titles in: Jewish Times, Baltimore 4 October; Jewish Advocate, Boston, 10 October; Jewish Herald Voice, Houston, 21 November).
GENAUER, EMILY. "A $100,000,000 Collection with Uneven Value," Newsday (Long Island, New York, 4 October 1974).
UNSIGNED. "Smithsonian's New Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden," Mademoiselle (October 1974).
UNSIGNED. "New Home of the Arts," Times-Picayune (New Orleans, 10 October 1974).
UNSIGNED. "From Joe Hirshhorn's Front Yard Comes a Magnificent New Museum," People Magazine (14 October 1974), ill. pp. 24-25.
DEAR, CYRENE. "D.C. Current Museum a 'Must' in Washington," The Gleaner (Henderson, Kentucky, 20 October 1974) (also in Advace, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, 20 October).
UNSIGNED. "... The Hirshhorn," Progress Index (Petersburg, Virginia, 20 October 1974), fig. 1.
WITTENBERG, CLARISSA. "Washington's First Look at the Hirshhorn Museum," D.C. Gazette 5/9 (October 1974), p. 10.
BARKER, WALTER. "Music / Arts: Rich Content Redeems the Hirshhorn's Garden," Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri, 17 November 1974).
GILBERT, PAUL. "Art Talk," The Aegis (Bel Air, Maryland, 28 November 1974).
GRAST, BRADLEY. "Art Topics," Philadelphia College of Art, n.d. (late 1974).
UNSIGNED. "Review," Architecture Plus (December 1974).
UNSIGNED. "Art Transplant," The Guardian (2 December 1974).
UNSIGNED. "The Hirshhorn: Our Newest National Treasure," Today, no. 4 (1974), colorpl. p. 10.
LATTER, RUTH. "Hirshhorn Gathers Modern Treasures," Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Virginia, 5 January 1975), ill.
BERNTON, CAROL. "Museum Ranges from Sublime...," Indianapolis News (25 January 1975), ill.
PACK, PHYLLIS. "Washington's Newest Gallery...," Tribune-Review (Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 10 February 1975).
RUDIKOFF, SONYA. "Visiting the Hirshhorn," Commentary 59/2 (February 1975), p. 64.
UNSIGNED. "Capital's Museums Rival New York's," New York Motorist (March 1975).
UNSIGNED. Key West Citizen (Florida, 9 March 1975).
SUTER, LOLA. "New Hirshhorn Houses Rich Collections," Enterprise-Record (Chico, California, 18 March 1975), ill.
GOLDENTHAL, JOLENE. "Art: Sharing Hirshhorn's Dream," Hartford Courant (Connecticut, 30 March 1975).
KLEIN, JERRY. "The Hirshhorn....," Journal Star (Peoria, Illinois, 27 April 1975), pp. D-10, 11.
UNSIGNED. "Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden," Pastimes, Eastern Airlines Shuttle edition 3/10 (October 1975).
See file for further info.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Spatial Concept: Nature (59-60 N18)

(1959-1960/cast 1965)

Lucio Fontana, Italian, b. Rosario, Argentina, 1899–1968

Bronze, height: 33 1/4 in. (84.5 cm); diameter: 35 3/8 in. (89.9 cm) [irreg.]

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1980

Accession Number: 80.160

Provenance:
Musée Rodin, Paris and Meudon, 1953-1962
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York (via Otto Gerson Gallery, New York, and Gérard Cramer, Geneva), 31 March 1962-17 May 1966*
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
*rev. by VJF, 25 October 1995.

Exhibition History:
PALAIS DE LA MEDITERRANÉE, Nice. "Sculptures de Rodin," December 1961-January 1962, no. 1, ill.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 391, ill. pp. 19-21.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, Washington, DC. "Rodin Rediscovered," 28 June-10 September 1981.

Published References:
****Main List*****
ARNASON, H. H. The History of Modern Art (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall; 1968), no. 82, ill. p. 63.
BRITSCH, RALPH A., and TODD A. BRITSCH. The Arts in Western Culture (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, c. 1983), fig. 14-9, p. 335.
PARK, EDWARDS. Treasures from the Smithsonian (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1983), ill.
CARPENTER, JAMES M. Visual Art: A Critical Introduction (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984), p. 233-34, ill. 15-14.
COMMUNITY COMMITTEE OF THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS. Invitation to the "Fifth Annual Beaux Arts Masked Ball" (Vero Beach, Florida, 1984), n. p.
FORGEY, BENJAMIN. "The Hirshhorn: Dawn of a New Decade," Washington Post (7 October 1984), p. L1.
HOROWITZ, FREDERICK A. More Than You See: A Guide to Art (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984), pp. 18, 19-22, 145-46, 226, fig. 3-8.
McCARTER, WILLIAM, and RITA GILBERT. Living with Art (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984), fig. 357, p. 278.
SPORRE, DENNIS J. The Arts (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1984), pp. 192-93, fig. 5.14.
UNSIGNED. "Museum Notes," The Washington Gallery (Summer 1984), ill. p. 25.
UNSIGNED. "Art Masterpieces in Washington Museums," Show Case of the Arts (Washington, DC: Georgetown University, Spring 1985), ill. p. 7.
SPORRE, DENNIS J. The Creative Impulse: An Introduction to the Arts (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1987), ill. 12.25, p. 387.
UNSIGNED. The Golden Book Encyclopedia (New York: Macmillan, 1988), p. 6, ill.
DOLAINSKI, STEPHEN, ed. Guest Informant (New York: Guest Informant, 1989), p. 109.
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE. Washington DC: A Traveler's Guide (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1989), ill. p. 71.
UNSIGNED. Distinguished Lecturers on Art and Culture calendar (Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1989), ill.
WOLF, THOMAS H. "The Object at Hand," Smithsonian 21 (August 1990), pp. 16, 18, ill. p. 18.
UNSIGNED. Reader's Newsletter 2 (October 1990), ill. p. 5.
SPORRE, DENNIS J. Reality through the Art (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1991), no. 2.3, ill. p. 50.
WHEELER, DANIEL. Art Since Mid-Century: 1945 to the Present (New York: Vendome Press, 1991), p. 15, fig. 17.
NEMETT, BARRY. Images Objects and Ideas: Viewing the Visual Arts (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers, 1992), no. 244, ill. p. 187.
SPORRE, DENNIS J. The Creative Impulse: An Introduction to the Arts, third ed. (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1992), no. 13.27, ill. p. 405.
CELANT, GERMANO, DIETER KOEPPLIN, and MARK ROSENTHAL. Claes Oldenburg: An Anthology (New York: Guggenheim Museum; Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1995), ill. p. 259.
FICHNER-RATHUS, LOIS. Understanding Art, fourth ed. (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1995), no. 15-39, colorpl. p. 413.
GILBERT, RITA. Living with Art, fourth ed. (New York: Mcgrow-Hill, 1995), colorpl. 325, p. 279.
REESE, NICHOLAS. Washington (London: Studio Editions, 1995), ill. p. 41.
MCALLISTER, JANE, ed. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: 150 Works of Art (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in association with Harry N. Abrams, 1996), ill. p. 12.
MYER, PETER LIVINGSTON. Art: Do it!: A Handbook for Artists (Dubuque, Iowa : Kendall/Hunt, 1996), ill. p. 150.
TANSEY, RICHARD G. and FRED S . KLEINER. Gardener's Art through the Ages, tenth ed. (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers, 1996), fig. 26-92, p. 1012.
PATERSON, JIM. "Stop and See Sculpture," Washington Post, Weekend (15 August 1997), ill.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J. A Garden for Art: Outdoor Sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum (Washington, D.C. : Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in association with Thames and Hudson, 1998), figs. 17 and 18, p. 22, figs. 23-25, p. 27, fig. 34, p. 36, fig. 35, p. 37, no. 2, ill. p. 38-39.
****Secondary List*****
UNSIGNED. The Hammond Times (Indiana, 30 September 1962), ill. p. 25.
UNSIGNED. Newsday (3 October 1962).
UNSIGNED. The Sculpture Gardens of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Hirshhorn (Sarah Lawrence College, art tour brochure, 3 October 1967), cover ill.
FOGG, SUSAN. "Hirshhorn Museum Slated to Open Friday," Advance (Staten Island, New York, 2 October 1974) (also as "Controversial Art Museum," News-American, Baltimore, 6 October 1974).
UNSIGNED (U.P.I.). "Washington Museum Opens," Advertiser (Honolulu, 2 October 1974).
UNSIGNED (U.P.I.). "Controversial D. C. Museum Opens," The News (Mexico City, 3 October 1974).
POLAKOFF, JOSEPH. "Honors for Latvian Immigrant," Texas Jewish Post (3 October 1974) (also with other titles in: Jewish Times, Baltimore 4 October; Jewish Advocate, Boston, 10 October; Jewish Herald Voice, Houston, 21 November).
GENAUER, EMILY. "A $100,000,000 Collection with Uneven Value," Newsday (Long Island, New York, 4 October 1974).
UNSIGNED. "Smithsonian's New Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden," Mademoiselle (October 1974).
UNSIGNED. "New Home of the Arts," Times-Picayune (New Orleans, 10 October 1974).
UNSIGNED. "From Joe Hirshhorn's Front Yard Comes a Magnificent New Museum," People Magazine (14 October 1974), ill. pp. 24-25.
DEAR, CYRENE. "D.C. Current Museum a 'Must' in Washington," The Gleaner (Henderson, Kentucky, 20 October 1974) (also in Advace, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, 20 October).
UNSIGNED. "... The Hirshhorn," Progress Index (Petersburg, Virginia, 20 October 1974), fig. 1.
WITTENBERG, CLARISSA. "Washington's First Look at the Hirshhorn Museum," D.C. Gazette 5/9 (October 1974), p. 10.
BARKER, WALTER. "Music / Arts: Rich Content Redeems the Hirshhorn's Garden," Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri, 17 November 1974).
GILBERT, PAUL. "Art Talk," The Aegis (Bel Air, Maryland, 28 November 1974).
GRAST, BRADLEY. "Art Topics," Philadelphia College of Art, n.d. (late 1974).
UNSIGNED. "Review," Architecture Plus (December 1974).
UNSIGNED. "Art Transplant," The Guardian (2 December 1974).
UNSIGNED. "The Hirshhorn: Our Newest National Treasure," Today, no. 4 (1974), colorpl. p. 10.
LATTER, RUTH. "Hirshhorn Gathers Modern Treasures," Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Virginia, 5 January 1975), ill.
BERNTON, CAROL. "Museum Ranges from Sublime...," Indianapolis News (25 January 1975), ill.
PACK, PHYLLIS. "Washington's Newest Gallery...," Tribune-Review (Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 10 February 1975).
RUDIKOFF, SONYA. "Visiting the Hirshhorn," Commentary 59/2 (February 1975), p. 64.
UNSIGNED. "Capital's Museums Rival New York's," New York Motorist (March 1975).
UNSIGNED. Key West Citizen (Florida, 9 March 1975).
SUTER, LOLA. "New Hirshhorn Houses Rich Collections," Enterprise-Record (Chico, California, 18 March 1975), ill.
GOLDENTHAL, JOLENE. "Art: Sharing Hirshhorn's Dream," Hartford Courant (Connecticut, 30 March 1975).
KLEIN, JERRY. "The Hirshhorn....," Journal Star (Peoria, Illinois, 27 April 1975), pp. D-10, 11.
UNSIGNED. "Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden," Pastimes, Eastern Airlines Shuttle edition 3/10 (October 1975).
See file for further info.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Arte Povera, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Spatial Concept: Nature (59-60 N29)

(1959-1960/cast 1965)

Lucio Fontana, Italian, b. Rosario, Argentina, 1899–1968

Bronze, height: 29 in. (73.7 cm); diameter: 35 in. (88.9 cm) [irreg.]

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1980

Accession Number: 80.161

Provenance:
Musée Rodin, Paris and Meudon, 1953-1962
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York (via Otto Gerson Gallery, New York, and Gérard Cramer, Geneva), 31 March 1962-17 May 1966*
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
*rev. by VJF, 25 October 1995.

Exhibition History:
PALAIS DE LA MEDITERRANÉE, Nice. "Sculptures de Rodin," December 1961-January 1962, no. 1, ill.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 391, ill. pp. 19-21.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, Washington, DC. "Rodin Rediscovered," 28 June-10 September 1981.

Published References:
****Main List*****
ARNASON, H. H. The History of Modern Art (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall; 1968), no. 82, ill. p. 63.
BRITSCH, RALPH A., and TODD A. BRITSCH. The Arts in Western Culture (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, c. 1983), fig. 14-9, p. 335.
PARK, EDWARDS. Treasures from the Smithsonian (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1983), ill.
CARPENTER, JAMES M. Visual Art: A Critical Introduction (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984), p. 233-34, ill. 15-14.
COMMUNITY COMMITTEE OF THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS. Invitation to the "Fifth Annual Beaux Arts Masked Ball" (Vero Beach, Florida, 1984), n. p.
FORGEY, BENJAMIN. "The Hirshhorn: Dawn of a New Decade," Washington Post (7 October 1984), p. L1.
HOROWITZ, FREDERICK A. More Than You See: A Guide to Art (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984), pp. 18, 19-22, 145-46, 226, fig. 3-8.
McCARTER, WILLIAM, and RITA GILBERT. Living with Art (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984), fig. 357, p. 278.
SPORRE, DENNIS J. The Arts (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1984), pp. 192-93, fig. 5.14.
UNSIGNED. "Museum Notes," The Washington Gallery (Summer 1984), ill. p. 25.
UNSIGNED. "Art Masterpieces in Washington Museums," Show Case of the Arts (Washington, DC: Georgetown University, Spring 1985), ill. p. 7.
SPORRE, DENNIS J. The Creative Impulse: An Introduction to the Arts (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1987), ill. 12.25, p. 387.
UNSIGNED. The Golden Book Encyclopedia (New York: Macmillan, 1988), p. 6, ill.
DOLAINSKI, STEPHEN, ed. Guest Informant (New York: Guest Informant, 1989), p. 109.
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE. Washington DC: A Traveler's Guide (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1989), ill. p. 71.
UNSIGNED. Distinguished Lecturers on Art and Culture calendar (Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1989), ill.
WOLF, THOMAS H. "The Object at Hand," Smithsonian 21 (August 1990), pp. 16, 18, ill. p. 18.
UNSIGNED. Reader's Newsletter 2 (October 1990), ill. p. 5.
SPORRE, DENNIS J. Reality through the Art (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1991), no. 2.3, ill. p. 50.
WHEELER, DANIEL. Art Since Mid-Century: 1945 to the Present (New York: Vendome Press, 1991), p. 15, fig. 17.
NEMETT, BARRY. Images Objects and Ideas: Viewing the Visual Arts (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers, 1992), no. 244, ill. p. 187.
SPORRE, DENNIS J. The Creative Impulse: An Introduction to the Arts, third ed. (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1992), no. 13.27, ill. p. 405.
CELANT, GERMANO, DIETER KOEPPLIN, and MARK ROSENTHAL. Claes Oldenburg: An Anthology (New York: Guggenheim Museum; Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1995), ill. p. 259.
FICHNER-RATHUS, LOIS. Understanding Art, fourth ed. (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1995), no. 15-39, colorpl. p. 413.
GILBERT, RITA. Living with Art, fourth ed. (New York: Mcgrow-Hill, 1995), colorpl. 325, p. 279.
REESE, NICHOLAS. Washington (London: Studio Editions, 1995), ill. p. 41.
MCALLISTER, JANE, ed. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: 150 Works of Art (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in association with Harry N. Abrams, 1996), ill. p. 12.
MYER, PETER LIVINGSTON. Art: Do it!: A Handbook for Artists (Dubuque, Iowa : Kendall/Hunt, 1996), ill. p. 150.
TANSEY, RICHARD G. and FRED S . KLEINER. Gardener's Art through the Ages, tenth ed. (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers, 1996), fig. 26-92, p. 1012.
PATERSON, JIM. "Stop and See Sculpture," Washington Post, Weekend (15 August 1997), ill.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J. A Garden for Art: Outdoor Sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum (Washington, D.C. : Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in association with Thames and Hudson, 1998), figs. 17 and 18, p. 22, figs. 23-25, p. 27, fig. 34, p. 36, fig. 35, p. 37, no. 2, ill. p. 38-39.
****Secondary List*****
UNSIGNED. The Hammond Times (Indiana, 30 September 1962), ill. p. 25.
UNSIGNED. Newsday (3 October 1962).
UNSIGNED. The Sculpture Gardens of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Hirshhorn (Sarah Lawrence College, art tour brochure, 3 October 1967), cover ill.
FOGG, SUSAN. "Hirshhorn Museum Slated to Open Friday," Advance (Staten Island, New York, 2 October 1974) (also as "Controversial Art Museum," News-American, Baltimore, 6 October 1974).
UNSIGNED (U.P.I.). "Washington Museum Opens," Advertiser (Honolulu, 2 October 1974).
UNSIGNED (U.P.I.). "Controversial D. C. Museum Opens," The News (Mexico City, 3 October 1974).
POLAKOFF, JOSEPH. "Honors for Latvian Immigrant," Texas Jewish Post (3 October 1974) (also with other titles in: Jewish Times, Baltimore 4 October; Jewish Advocate, Boston, 10 October; Jewish Herald Voice, Houston, 21 November).
GENAUER, EMILY. "A $100,000,000 Collection with Uneven Value," Newsday (Long Island, New York, 4 October 1974).
UNSIGNED. "Smithsonian's New Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden," Mademoiselle (October 1974).
UNSIGNED. "New Home of the Arts," Times-Picayune (New Orleans, 10 October 1974).
UNSIGNED. "From Joe Hirshhorn's Front Yard Comes a Magnificent New Museum," People Magazine (14 October 1974), ill. pp. 24-25.
DEAR, CYRENE. "D.C. Current Museum a 'Must' in Washington," The Gleaner (Henderson, Kentucky, 20 October 1974) (also in Advace, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, 20 October).
UNSIGNED. "... The Hirshhorn," Progress Index (Petersburg, Virginia, 20 October 1974), fig. 1.
WITTENBERG, CLARISSA. "Washington's First Look at the Hirshhorn Museum," D.C. Gazette 5/9 (October 1974), p. 10.
BARKER, WALTER. "Music / Arts: Rich Content Redeems the Hirshhorn's Garden," Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri, 17 November 1974).
GILBERT, PAUL. "Art Talk," The Aegis (Bel Air, Maryland, 28 November 1974).
GRAST, BRADLEY. "Art Topics," Philadelphia College of Art, n.d. (late 1974).
UNSIGNED. "Review," Architecture Plus (December 1974).
UNSIGNED. "Art Transplant," The Guardian (2 December 1974).
UNSIGNED. "The Hirshhorn: Our Newest National Treasure," Today, no. 4 (1974), colorpl. p. 10.
LATTER, RUTH. "Hirshhorn Gathers Modern Treasures," Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Virginia, 5 January 1975), ill.
BERNTON, CAROL. "Museum Ranges from Sublime...," Indianapolis News (25 January 1975), ill.
PACK, PHYLLIS. "Washington's Newest Gallery...," Tribune-Review (Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 10 February 1975).
RUDIKOFF, SONYA. "Visiting the Hirshhorn," Commentary 59/2 (February 1975), p. 64.
UNSIGNED. "Capital's Museums Rival New York's," New York Motorist (March 1975).
UNSIGNED. Key West Citizen (Florida, 9 March 1975).
SUTER, LOLA. "New Hirshhorn Houses Rich Collections," Enterprise-Record (Chico, California, 18 March 1975), ill.
GOLDENTHAL, JOLENE. "Art: Sharing Hirshhorn's Dream," Hartford Courant (Connecticut, 30 March 1975).
KLEIN, JERRY. "The Hirshhorn....," Journal Star (Peoria, Illinois, 27 April 1975), pp. D-10, 11.
UNSIGNED. "Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden," Pastimes, Eastern Airlines Shuttle edition 3/10 (October 1975).
See file for further info.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Arte Povera, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Spatial Concept: Nature (59-60 N28)

(1959-1960/cast 1965)

Lucio Fontana, Italian, b. Rosario, Argentina, 1899–1968

Bronze, height: 36 5/8 in. (93 cm); diameter: 37 1/2 in. (95.4 cm) [irreg.]

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1980

Accession Number: 80.162

Provenance:
Musée Rodin, Paris and Meudon, 1953-1962
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York (via Otto Gerson Gallery, New York, and Gérard Cramer, Geneva), 31 March 1962-17 May 1966*
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
*rev. by VJF, 25 October 1995.

Exhibition History:
PALAIS DE LA MEDITERRANÉE, Nice. "Sculptures de Rodin," December 1961-January 1962, no. 1, ill.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 391, ill. pp. 19-21.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, Washington, DC. "Rodin Rediscovered," 28 June-10 September 1981.

Published References:
****Main List*****
ARNASON, H. H. The History of Modern Art (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall; 1968), no. 82, ill. p. 63.
BRITSCH, RALPH A., and TODD A. BRITSCH. The Arts in Western Culture (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, c. 1983), fig. 14-9, p. 335.
PARK, EDWARDS. Treasures from the Smithsonian (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1983), ill.
CARPENTER, JAMES M. Visual Art: A Critical Introduction (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984), p. 233-34, ill. 15-14.
COMMUNITY COMMITTEE OF THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS. Invitation to the "Fifth Annual Beaux Arts Masked Ball" (Vero Beach, Florida, 1984), n. p.
FORGEY, BENJAMIN. "The Hirshhorn: Dawn of a New Decade," Washington Post (7 October 1984), p. L1.
HOROWITZ, FREDERICK A. More Than You See: A Guide to Art (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984), pp. 18, 19-22, 145-46, 226, fig. 3-8.
McCARTER, WILLIAM, and RITA GILBERT. Living with Art (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984), fig. 357, p. 278.
SPORRE, DENNIS J. The Arts (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1984), pp. 192-93, fig. 5.14.
UNSIGNED. "Museum Notes," The Washington Gallery (Summer 1984), ill. p. 25.
UNSIGNED. "Art Masterpieces in Washington Museums," Show Case of the Arts (Washington, DC: Georgetown University, Spring 1985), ill. p. 7.
SPORRE, DENNIS J. The Creative Impulse: An Introduction to the Arts (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1987), ill. 12.25, p. 387.
UNSIGNED. The Golden Book Encyclopedia (New York: Macmillan, 1988), p. 6, ill.
DOLAINSKI, STEPHEN, ed. Guest Informant (New York: Guest Informant, 1989), p. 109.
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE. Washington DC: A Traveler's Guide (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1989), ill. p. 71.
UNSIGNED. Distinguished Lecturers on Art and Culture calendar (Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1989), ill.
WOLF, THOMAS H. "The Object at Hand," Smithsonian 21 (August 1990), pp. 16, 18, ill. p. 18.
UNSIGNED. Reader's Newsletter 2 (October 1990), ill. p. 5.
SPORRE, DENNIS J. Reality through the Art (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1991), no. 2.3, ill. p. 50.
WHEELER, DANIEL. Art Since Mid-Century: 1945 to the Present (New York: Vendome Press, 1991), p. 15, fig. 17.
NEMETT, BARRY. Images Objects and Ideas: Viewing the Visual Arts (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers, 1992), no. 244, ill. p. 187.
SPORRE, DENNIS J. The Creative Impulse: An Introduction to the Arts, third ed. (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1992), no. 13.27, ill. p. 405.
CELANT, GERMANO, DIETER KOEPPLIN, and MARK ROSENTHAL. Claes Oldenburg: An Anthology (New York: Guggenheim Museum; Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1995), ill. p. 259.
FICHNER-RATHUS, LOIS. Understanding Art, fourth ed. (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1995), no. 15-39, colorpl. p. 413.
GILBERT, RITA. Living with Art, fourth ed. (New York: Mcgrow-Hill, 1995), colorpl. 325, p. 279.
REESE, NICHOLAS. Washington (London: Studio Editions, 1995), ill. p. 41.
MCALLISTER, JANE, ed. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: 150 Works of Art (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in association with Harry N. Abrams, 1996), ill. p. 12.
MYER, PETER LIVINGSTON. Art: Do it!: A Handbook for Artists (Dubuque, Iowa : Kendall/Hunt, 1996), ill. p. 150.
TANSEY, RICHARD G. and FRED S . KLEINER. Gardener's Art through the Ages, tenth ed. (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers, 1996), fig. 26-92, p. 1012.
PATERSON, JIM. "Stop and See Sculpture," Washington Post, Weekend (15 August 1997), ill.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J. A Garden for Art: Outdoor Sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum (Washington, D.C. : Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in association with Thames and Hudson, 1998), figs. 17 and 18, p. 22, figs. 23-25, p. 27, fig. 34, p. 36, fig. 35, p. 37, no. 2, ill. p. 38-39.
****Secondary List*****
UNSIGNED. The Hammond Times (Indiana, 30 September 1962), ill. p. 25.
UNSIGNED. Newsday (3 October 1962).
UNSIGNED. The Sculpture Gardens of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Hirshhorn (Sarah Lawrence College, art tour brochure, 3 October 1967), cover ill.
FOGG, SUSAN. "Hirshhorn Museum Slated to Open Friday," Advance (Staten Island, New York, 2 October 1974) (also as "Controversial Art Museum," News-American, Baltimore, 6 October 1974).
UNSIGNED (U.P.I.). "Washington Museum Opens," Advertiser (Honolulu, 2 October 1974).
UNSIGNED (U.P.I.). "Controversial D. C. Museum Opens," The News (Mexico City, 3 October 1974).
POLAKOFF, JOSEPH. "Honors for Latvian Immigrant," Texas Jewish Post (3 October 1974) (also with other titles in: Jewish Times, Baltimore 4 October; Jewish Advocate, Boston, 10 October; Jewish Herald Voice, Houston, 21 November).
GENAUER, EMILY. "A $100,000,000 Collection with Uneven Value," Newsday (Long Island, New York, 4 October 1974).
UNSIGNED. "Smithsonian's New Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden," Mademoiselle (October 1974).
UNSIGNED. "New Home of the Arts," Times-Picayune (New Orleans, 10 October 1974).
UNSIGNED. "From Joe Hirshhorn's Front Yard Comes a Magnificent New Museum," People Magazine (14 October 1974), ill. pp. 24-25.
DEAR, CYRENE. "D.C. Current Museum a 'Must' in Washington," The Gleaner (Henderson, Kentucky, 20 October 1974) (also in Advace, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, 20 October).
UNSIGNED. "... The Hirshhorn," Progress Index (Petersburg, Virginia, 20 October 1974), fig. 1.
WITTENBERG, CLARISSA. "Washington's First Look at the Hirshhorn Museum," D.C. Gazette 5/9 (October 1974), p. 10.
BARKER, WALTER. "Music / Arts: Rich Content Redeems the Hirshhorn's Garden," Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri, 17 November 1974).
GILBERT, PAUL. "Art Talk," The Aegis (Bel Air, Maryland, 28 November 1974).
GRAST, BRADLEY. "Art Topics," Philadelphia College of Art, n.d. (late 1974).
UNSIGNED. "Review," Architecture Plus (December 1974).
UNSIGNED. "Art Transplant," The Guardian (2 December 1974).
UNSIGNED. "The Hirshhorn: Our Newest National Treasure," Today, no. 4 (1974), colorpl. p. 10.
LATTER, RUTH. "Hirshhorn Gathers Modern Treasures," Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Virginia, 5 January 1975), ill.
BERNTON, CAROL. "Museum Ranges from Sublime...," Indianapolis News (25 January 1975), ill.
PACK, PHYLLIS. "Washington's Newest Gallery...," Tribune-Review (Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 10 February 1975).
RUDIKOFF, SONYA. "Visiting the Hirshhorn," Commentary 59/2 (February 1975), p. 64.
UNSIGNED. "Capital's Museums Rival New York's," New York Motorist (March 1975).
UNSIGNED. Key West Citizen (Florida, 9 March 1975).
SUTER, LOLA. "New Hirshhorn Houses Rich Collections," Enterprise-Record (Chico, California, 18 March 1975), ill.
GOLDENTHAL, JOLENE. "Art: Sharing Hirshhorn's Dream," Hartford Courant (Connecticut, 30 March 1975).
KLEIN, JERRY. "The Hirshhorn....," Journal Star (Peoria, Illinois, 27 April 1975), pp. D-10, 11.
UNSIGNED. "Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden," Pastimes, Eastern Airlines Shuttle edition 3/10 (October 1975).
See file for further info.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Arte Povera, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Spatial Concept: Nature (59-60 N33)

(1959-1960)/(cast 1965)

Lucio Fontana, Italian, b. Rosario, Argentina, 1899–1968

Bronze, height: 33 3/4 in. (85.7 cm); diameter: 41 1/4 in. (104.7 cm) [irreg.]

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1980

Accession Number: 80.21

Provenance:
Musée Rodin, Paris and Meudon, 1953-1962
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York (via Otto Gerson Gallery, New York, and Gérard Cramer, Geneva), 31 March 1962-17 May 1966*
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
*rev. by VJF, 25 October 1995.

Exhibition History:
PALAIS DE LA MEDITERRANÉE, Nice. "Sculptures de Rodin," December 1961-January 1962, no. 1, ill.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 391, ill. pp. 19-21.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, Washington, DC. "Rodin Rediscovered," 28 June-10 September 1981.

Published References:
****Main List*****
ARNASON, H. H. The History of Modern Art (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall; 1968), no. 82, ill. p. 63.
BRITSCH, RALPH A., and TODD A. BRITSCH. The Arts in Western Culture (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, c. 1983), fig. 14-9, p. 335.
PARK, EDWARDS. Treasures from the Smithsonian (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1983), ill.
CARPENTER, JAMES M. Visual Art: A Critical Introduction (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984), p. 233-34, ill. 15-14.
COMMUNITY COMMITTEE OF THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS. Invitation to the "Fifth Annual Beaux Arts Masked Ball" (Vero Beach, Florida, 1984), n. p.
FORGEY, BENJAMIN. "The Hirshhorn: Dawn of a New Decade," Washington Post (7 October 1984), p. L1.
HOROWITZ, FREDERICK A. More Than You See: A Guide to Art (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984), pp. 18, 19-22, 145-46, 226, fig. 3-8.
McCARTER, WILLIAM, and RITA GILBERT. Living with Art (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984), fig. 357, p. 278.
SPORRE, DENNIS J. The Arts (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1984), pp. 192-93, fig. 5.14.
UNSIGNED. "Museum Notes," The Washington Gallery (Summer 1984), ill. p. 25.
UNSIGNED. "Art Masterpieces in Washington Museums," Show Case of the Arts (Washington, DC: Georgetown University, Spring 1985), ill. p. 7.
SPORRE, DENNIS J. The Creative Impulse: An Introduction to the Arts (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1987), ill. 12.25, p. 387.
UNSIGNED. The Golden Book Encyclopedia (New York: Macmillan, 1988), p. 6, ill.
DOLAINSKI, STEPHEN, ed. Guest Informant (New York: Guest Informant, 1989), p. 109.
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE. Washington DC: A Traveler's Guide (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1989), ill. p. 71.
UNSIGNED. Distinguished Lecturers on Art and Culture calendar (Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1989), ill.
WOLF, THOMAS H. "The Object at Hand," Smithsonian 21 (August 1990), pp. 16, 18, ill. p. 18.
UNSIGNED. Reader's Newsletter 2 (October 1990), ill. p. 5.
SPORRE, DENNIS J. Reality through the Art (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1991), no. 2.3, ill. p. 50.
WHEELER, DANIEL. Art Since Mid-Century: 1945 to the Present (New York: Vendome Press, 1991), p. 15, fig. 17.
NEMETT, BARRY. Images Objects and Ideas: Viewing the Visual Arts (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers, 1992), no. 244, ill. p. 187.
SPORRE, DENNIS J. The Creative Impulse: An Introduction to the Arts, third ed. (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1992), no. 13.27, ill. p. 405.
CELANT, GERMANO, DIETER KOEPPLIN, and MARK ROSENTHAL. Claes Oldenburg: An Anthology (New York: Guggenheim Museum; Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1995), ill. p. 259.
FICHNER-RATHUS, LOIS. Understanding Art, fourth ed. (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1995), no. 15-39, colorpl. p. 413.
GILBERT, RITA. Living with Art, fourth ed. (New York: Mcgrow-Hill, 1995), colorpl. 325, p. 279.
REESE, NICHOLAS. Washington (London: Studio Editions, 1995), ill. p. 41.
MCALLISTER, JANE, ed. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: 150 Works of Art (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in association with Harry N. Abrams, 1996), ill. p. 12.
MYER, PETER LIVINGSTON. Art: Do it!: A Handbook for Artists (Dubuque, Iowa : Kendall/Hunt, 1996), ill. p. 150.
TANSEY, RICHARD G. and FRED S . KLEINER. Gardener's Art through the Ages, tenth ed. (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers, 1996), fig. 26-92, p. 1012.
PATERSON, JIM. "Stop and See Sculpture," Washington Post, Weekend (15 August 1997), ill.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J. A Garden for Art: Outdoor Sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum (Washington, D.C. : Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in association with Thames and Hudson, 1998), figs. 17 and 18, p. 22, figs. 23-25, p. 27, fig. 34, p. 36, fig. 35, p. 37, no. 2, ill. p. 38-39.
****Secondary List*****
UNSIGNED. The Hammond Times (Indiana, 30 September 1962), ill. p. 25.
UNSIGNED. Newsday (3 October 1962).
UNSIGNED. The Sculpture Gardens of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Hirshhorn (Sarah Lawrence College, art tour brochure, 3 October 1967), cover ill.
FOGG, SUSAN. "Hirshhorn Museum Slated to Open Friday," Advance (Staten Island, New York, 2 October 1974) (also as "Controversial Art Museum," News-American, Baltimore, 6 October 1974).
UNSIGNED (U.P.I.). "Washington Museum Opens," Advertiser (Honolulu, 2 October 1974).
UNSIGNED (U.P.I.). "Controversial D. C. Museum Opens," The News (Mexico City, 3 October 1974).
POLAKOFF, JOSEPH. "Honors for Latvian Immigrant," Texas Jewish Post (3 October 1974) (also with other titles in: Jewish Times, Baltimore 4 October; Jewish Advocate, Boston, 10 October; Jewish Herald Voice, Houston, 21 November).
GENAUER, EMILY. "A $100,000,000 Collection with Uneven Value," Newsday (Long Island, New York, 4 October 1974).
UNSIGNED. "Smithsonian's New Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden," Mademoiselle (October 1974).
UNSIGNED. "New Home of the Arts," Times-Picayune (New Orleans, 10 October 1974).
UNSIGNED. "From Joe Hirshhorn's Front Yard Comes a Magnificent New Museum," People Magazine (14 October 1974), ill. pp. 24-25.
DEAR, CYRENE. "D.C. Current Museum a 'Must' in Washington," The Gleaner (Henderson, Kentucky, 20 October 1974) (also in Advace, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, 20 October).
UNSIGNED. "... The Hirshhorn," Progress Index (Petersburg, Virginia, 20 October 1974), fig. 1.
WITTENBERG, CLARISSA. "Washington's First Look at the Hirshhorn Museum," D.C. Gazette 5/9 (October 1974), p. 10.
BARKER, WALTER. "Music / Arts: Rich Content Redeems the Hirshhorn's Garden," Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri, 17 November 1974).
GILBERT, PAUL. "Art Talk," The Aegis (Bel Air, Maryland, 28 November 1974).
GRAST, BRADLEY. "Art Topics," Philadelphia College of Art, n.d. (late 1974).
UNSIGNED. "Review," Architecture Plus (December 1974).
UNSIGNED. "Art Transplant," The Guardian (2 December 1974).
UNSIGNED. "The Hirshhorn: Our Newest National Treasure," Today, no. 4 (1974), colorpl. p. 10.
LATTER, RUTH. "Hirshhorn Gathers Modern Treasures," Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Virginia, 5 January 1975), ill.
BERNTON, CAROL. "Museum Ranges from Sublime...," Indianapolis News (25 January 1975), ill.
PACK, PHYLLIS. "Washington's Newest Gallery...," Tribune-Review (Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 10 February 1975).
RUDIKOFF, SONYA. "Visiting the Hirshhorn," Commentary 59/2 (February 1975), p. 64.
UNSIGNED. "Capital's Museums Rival New York's," New York Motorist (March 1975).
UNSIGNED. Key West Citizen (Florida, 9 March 1975).
SUTER, LOLA. "New Hirshhorn Houses Rich Collections," Enterprise-Record (Chico, California, 18 March 1975), ill.
GOLDENTHAL, JOLENE. "Art: Sharing Hirshhorn's Dream," Hartford Courant (Connecticut, 30 March 1975).
KLEIN, JERRY. "The Hirshhorn....," Journal Star (Peoria, Illinois, 27 April 1975), pp. D-10, 11.
UNSIGNED. "Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden," Pastimes, Eastern Airlines Shuttle edition 3/10 (October 1975).
See file for further info.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Arte Povera, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Spatial Concept: Nature (59-60 N30)

(1959-1960/cast 1965)

Lucio Fontana, Italian, b. Rosario, Argentina, 1899–1968

Bronze, height: 36 1/4 in. (92.0 cm); diameter: 43 3/8 in. (110.1 cm) [irreg.]

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1980

Accession Number: 80.163

Provenance:
Musée Rodin, Paris and Meudon, 1953-1962
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York (via Otto Gerson Gallery, New York, and Gérard Cramer, Geneva), 31 March 1962-17 May 1966*
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
*rev. by VJF, 25 October 1995.

Exhibition History:
PALAIS DE LA MEDITERRANÉE, Nice. "Sculptures de Rodin," December 1961-January 1962, no. 1, ill.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 391, ill. pp. 19-21.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, Washington, DC. "Rodin Rediscovered," 28 June-10 September 1981.

Published References:
****Main List*****
ARNASON, H. H. The History of Modern Art (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall; 1968), no. 82, ill. p. 63.
BRITSCH, RALPH A., and TODD A. BRITSCH. The Arts in Western Culture (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, c. 1983), fig. 14-9, p. 335.
PARK, EDWARDS. Treasures from the Smithsonian (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1983), ill.
CARPENTER, JAMES M. Visual Art: A Critical Introduction (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984), p. 233-34, ill. 15-14.
COMMUNITY COMMITTEE OF THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS. Invitation to the "Fifth Annual Beaux Arts Masked Ball" (Vero Beach, Florida, 1984), n. p.
FORGEY, BENJAMIN. "The Hirshhorn: Dawn of a New Decade," Washington Post (7 October 1984), p. L1.
HOROWITZ, FREDERICK A. More Than You See: A Guide to Art (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1984), pp. 18, 19-22, 145-46, 226, fig. 3-8.
McCARTER, WILLIAM, and RITA GILBERT. Living with Art (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1984), fig. 357, p. 278.
SPORRE, DENNIS J. The Arts (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1984), pp. 192-93, fig. 5.14.
UNSIGNED. "Museum Notes," The Washington Gallery (Summer 1984), ill. p. 25.
UNSIGNED. "Art Masterpieces in Washington Museums," Show Case of the Arts (Washington, DC: Georgetown University, Spring 1985), ill. p. 7.
SPORRE, DENNIS J. The Creative Impulse: An Introduction to the Arts (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1987), ill. 12.25, p. 387.
UNSIGNED. The Golden Book Encyclopedia (New York: Macmillan, 1988), p. 6, ill.
DOLAINSKI, STEPHEN, ed. Guest Informant (New York: Guest Informant, 1989), p. 109.
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE. Washington DC: A Traveler's Guide (Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, 1989), ill. p. 71.
UNSIGNED. Distinguished Lecturers on Art and Culture calendar (Richmond: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1989), ill.
WOLF, THOMAS H. "The Object at Hand," Smithsonian 21 (August 1990), pp. 16, 18, ill. p. 18.
UNSIGNED. Reader's Newsletter 2 (October 1990), ill. p. 5.
SPORRE, DENNIS J. Reality through the Art (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1991), no. 2.3, ill. p. 50.
WHEELER, DANIEL. Art Since Mid-Century: 1945 to the Present (New York: Vendome Press, 1991), p. 15, fig. 17.
NEMETT, BARRY. Images Objects and Ideas: Viewing the Visual Arts (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers, 1992), no. 244, ill. p. 187.
SPORRE, DENNIS J. The Creative Impulse: An Introduction to the Arts, third ed. (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1992), no. 13.27, ill. p. 405.
CELANT, GERMANO, DIETER KOEPPLIN, and MARK ROSENTHAL. Claes Oldenburg: An Anthology (New York: Guggenheim Museum; Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1995), ill. p. 259.
FICHNER-RATHUS, LOIS. Understanding Art, fourth ed. (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1995), no. 15-39, colorpl. p. 413.
GILBERT, RITA. Living with Art, fourth ed. (New York: Mcgrow-Hill, 1995), colorpl. 325, p. 279.
REESE, NICHOLAS. Washington (London: Studio Editions, 1995), ill. p. 41.
MCALLISTER, JANE, ed. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: 150 Works of Art (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in association with Harry N. Abrams, 1996), ill. p. 12.
MYER, PETER LIVINGSTON. Art: Do it!: A Handbook for Artists (Dubuque, Iowa : Kendall/Hunt, 1996), ill. p. 150.
TANSEY, RICHARD G. and FRED S . KLEINER. Gardener's Art through the Ages, tenth ed. (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich College Publishers, 1996), fig. 26-92, p. 1012.
PATERSON, JIM. "Stop and See Sculpture," Washington Post, Weekend (15 August 1997), ill.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J. A Garden for Art: Outdoor Sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum (Washington, D.C. : Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in association with Thames and Hudson, 1998), figs. 17 and 18, p. 22, figs. 23-25, p. 27, fig. 34, p. 36, fig. 35, p. 37, no. 2, ill. p. 38-39.
****Secondary List*****
UNSIGNED. The Hammond Times (Indiana, 30 September 1962), ill. p. 25.
UNSIGNED. Newsday (3 October 1962).
UNSIGNED. The Sculpture Gardens of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Hirshhorn (Sarah Lawrence College, art tour brochure, 3 October 1967), cover ill.
FOGG, SUSAN. "Hirshhorn Museum Slated to Open Friday," Advance (Staten Island, New York, 2 October 1974) (also as "Controversial Art Museum," News-American, Baltimore, 6 October 1974).
UNSIGNED (U.P.I.). "Washington Museum Opens," Advertiser (Honolulu, 2 October 1974).
UNSIGNED (U.P.I.). "Controversial D. C. Museum Opens," The News (Mexico City, 3 October 1974).
POLAKOFF, JOSEPH. "Honors for Latvian Immigrant," Texas Jewish Post (3 October 1974) (also with other titles in: Jewish Times, Baltimore 4 October; Jewish Advocate, Boston, 10 October; Jewish Herald Voice, Houston, 21 November).
GENAUER, EMILY. "A $100,000,000 Collection with Uneven Value," Newsday (Long Island, New York, 4 October 1974).
UNSIGNED. "Smithsonian's New Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden," Mademoiselle (October 1974).
UNSIGNED. "New Home of the Arts," Times-Picayune (New Orleans, 10 October 1974).
UNSIGNED. "From Joe Hirshhorn's Front Yard Comes a Magnificent New Museum," People Magazine (14 October 1974), ill. pp. 24-25.
DEAR, CYRENE. "D.C. Current Museum a 'Must' in Washington," The Gleaner (Henderson, Kentucky, 20 October 1974) (also in Advace, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, 20 October).
UNSIGNED. "... The Hirshhorn," Progress Index (Petersburg, Virginia, 20 October 1974), fig. 1.
WITTENBERG, CLARISSA. "Washington's First Look at the Hirshhorn Museum," D.C. Gazette 5/9 (October 1974), p. 10.
BARKER, WALTER. "Music / Arts: Rich Content Redeems the Hirshhorn's Garden," Post-Dispatch (St. Louis, Missouri, 17 November 1974).
GILBERT, PAUL. "Art Talk," The Aegis (Bel Air, Maryland, 28 November 1974).
GRAST, BRADLEY. "Art Topics," Philadelphia College of Art, n.d. (late 1974).
UNSIGNED. "Review," Architecture Plus (December 1974).
UNSIGNED. "Art Transplant," The Guardian (2 December 1974).
UNSIGNED. "The Hirshhorn: Our Newest National Treasure," Today, no. 4 (1974), colorpl. p. 10.
LATTER, RUTH. "Hirshhorn Gathers Modern Treasures," Daily Progress (Charlottesville, Virginia, 5 January 1975), ill.
BERNTON, CAROL. "Museum Ranges from Sublime...," Indianapolis News (25 January 1975), ill.
PACK, PHYLLIS. "Washington's Newest Gallery...," Tribune-Review (Greensburg, Pennsylvania, 10 February 1975).
RUDIKOFF, SONYA. "Visiting the Hirshhorn," Commentary 59/2 (February 1975), p. 64.
UNSIGNED. "Capital's Museums Rival New York's," New York Motorist (March 1975).
UNSIGNED. Key West Citizen (Florida, 9 March 1975).
SUTER, LOLA. "New Hirshhorn Houses Rich Collections," Enterprise-Record (Chico, California, 18 March 1975), ill.
GOLDENTHAL, JOLENE. "Art: Sharing Hirshhorn's Dream," Hartford Courant (Connecticut, 30 March 1975).
KLEIN, JERRY. "The Hirshhorn....," Journal Star (Peoria, Illinois, 27 April 1975), pp. D-10, 11.
UNSIGNED. "Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden," Pastimes, Eastern Airlines Shuttle edition 3/10 (October 1975).
See file for further info.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Arte Povera, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Big Man

(2000)

Ron Mueck, Australian, b. Melbourne, 1958

Pigmented polyester resin on fiberglass, 80 1/4 × 47 1/2 × 80 1/2 in. (203.8 × 120.7 × 204.5 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Museum Purchase with Funds Provided by the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest and in Honor of Robert Lehrman, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, 1997--2004, for his extraordinary leadership and unstinting service to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Accession Number: 01.4

Provenance:
Anthony D'Offay Gallery, London, to 14 February 2001
Museum Purchase with Funds Provided by the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest and in Honor of Robert Lehrman, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, 1997--2004, for his extraordinary leadership and unstinting service to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Exhibition History:
ALBRIGHT-KNOX ART GALLERY, Buffalo. "Bodily Space: New Obsessions in Figurative Sculpture," 20 April-7 September 2004, no. 7, ill.
GALERIES NATIONALES DU GRAND PALAIS, Paris "Melancholy: Genius and Madness in Occident," 13 October 2005-16 January 2006, color ill. p. 20. Tour: NEUE NATIONALGALERIE, Berlin, 16 February-7 May.
BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART. "Ron Mueck Sculpture," 3 November 2006-4 February 2007. Tour: NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA, Ottawa, 2 March-6 May; MODERN ART MUSEUM OF FORT WORTH, 24 June-21 October.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Strange Bodies," 11 December 2008-15 November 2009, no cat.
FLAG ART FOUNDATION, New York. "Size Does Matter," 5 February-27 May 2010.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Dark Matters," 24 January 2012-6 January 2013, no cat.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection," 9 June 2016-6 August 2017, no cat.

Published References:
UNSIGNED. "Directions-Ron Mueck," Smithsonian Today (Spring 2002), p. 2.
HUNTINGTON, RICHARD. “Exhibits to Ponder,” Buffalo News (18 April 2004), ill. p. F1.
GARCIA, CAMILLE. “Albright-Knox Opens Renowned Sculpture Exhibition,” Buffalo Rocket (21 April 2004), ill. p. 1; p. 5.
JACKSON-FORSBERG, ERIC. “Just Think: Rodin and His Contemporary Counterparts at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery,” ArtVoice 3, no. 21 (20-26 May 2004), ill. p. 12.
UNSIGNED. What's Happening: November-December 2006 (Brooklyn Museum, 2006), cover. [events calendar]
UNSIGNED. Discover Magazine (February 2007), cover.
ROBINSON, GAILE. "Not Actual Size," Fort Worth Star-Telegram (24 June 2007), p. D1.
MITCHELL, CHARLES DEE. "Humanity Writ Large," Dallas Morning News (25 June 2007), ill. p. E4.
PRICE, MICHAEL H. "Mueck's Colossal Sculptures Dominate Modern Exhibit," Fort Worth Business Press (2 July 2007), p. 26.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, International Contemporary, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), 3rd Floor, Esc Lobby

 

Geometric Mouse: Variation I, Scale A

1971

Claes Oldenburg, American, b. Stockholm, Sweden, 1929

Aluminum, paint, and steel, 106 1/4 x 143 5/8 x 95 3/8 in. (269.8 x 364.7 x 242.2 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Museum Purchase, 1975

Accession Number: 75.1

Provenance:
Sotheby Parke-Bernet, Los Angeles, Sale Number 151, 3 February 1975, Lot 61
Museum Purchase, 1975

Exhibition History:
FOGG ART MUSEUM, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. "The Discerning Eye," 9 October-24 November 1974, no. 134, ill. (anonymous lender).
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Acquisitions: 1974-1977," 25 March-24 July 1977, unnumbered checklist (exhibited on Museum Plaza).
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "The Animal in Art: Selections from the Hirshhorn Museum Collection," 17 November 1977-15 January 1978, no. 48, ill. p. 7.

Published References:
FRIEDMAN, MARTIN. Oldenburg: Six Themes (Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 1975), p. 98.
GOLD, BARBARA. "Hirshhorn Museum Shows How It's Doing," Baltimore Sun (27 March 1977), n.p.
LAWRENCE, SIDNEY. "Three Hirshhorn Acquisitions Reveal Unusual Histories," Smithsonian Torch (May 1977), n.p., ill.
BATES, SUSAN and ANNE FICKLEN eds. A Picture Tour of the Smithsonian (New York: American Legacy Press, 1987), ill. p. 40.
FLETCHER, VALERIE J. A Garden for Art (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, in association with Thames & Hudson, 1998), no. 55, ill. p. 86.
RICHARD, PAUL. "From the Collection: Washington's Prized Possessions," Washington Post (13 January 2002), n.p., ill.
HOCHDÖRFER, ACHIM, et al. "Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties," (New York: Prestel Publishing, 2012), color ill. p. 198.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Pop Art (American), Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Mother Tunnel

2013

Enrico David, Italian, b. Ancona, 1966

Acrylic on canvas, unframed: 109 1/2 × 112 1/2 in. (278.1 × 285.8 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Museum purchase with funds provided by The Basil Alkazzi Purchase Fund, 2017

Accession Number: 2017.006

Provenance:
Studio of the Artist; Michael Werner Gallery, New York and London

Exhibition History:
“Enrico David”, Michael Werner Gallery, London, 17 September – 16 November 2013

Published References:
Miles, Jonathan. “Enrico David.” New York and Cologne: Michael Werner, 2013. (ill. 1, p. 18)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Ambulatory 2

 

Subcommittee

(1991)

Tony Cragg, British, b. Liverpool, England, 1949

Steel, 100 1/2 x 74 1/4 x 64 1/2 in., approx. 6000 lb. (255.3 x 188.6 x 163.8 cm, 2721.6 kg)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation and Museum Purchase, 1992

Accession Number: 92.10

Exhibition History:
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "The Hirshhorn Collects: Recent Acquisitions 1992-1996," 4 June-7 September 1997, cat.

Published References:
SHAW-EAGLE, JOANNA. "'Recent Acquisitions' at the Hirshhorn Paints Broad Sweep," Washington Times (20 July 1997), p. D4.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, British Contemporary, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), Garden

 

Webbed

2002

Mona Hatoum, Palestinian, b. Beirut, Lebanon, 1952

Metal, rubber, wood, and plastic, 50 1/4 x 79 1/8 x 38 7/8 in. (127.7 x 201.1 x 98.8 cm)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Holenia Purchase Fund, in memory of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 2007

Accession Number: 07.22

Provenance:
White Cube, London, to 17 May 2007
Holenia Purchase Fund, in memory of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 2007

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (Washington, DC), 3rd Floor