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Big Rooster, 1945

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

Steel, 16 1/2 X 21 1/4 X 15 5/8 IN. (41.7 X 54.0 X 39.6 CM.) WT. 40 LB. (18.0 KG.)

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

Accession Number: 66.4629

Jh Purchased From Willard Gallery, New York 1956

Exhibition History:
EDMONTON ART GALLERY, Alberta, Canada. "David Smith: The Formative Years: Sculptures and Drawings from the 1930s and 1940s," 16 January-1 March 1981, no. 21. Tour: SEATTLE ART MUSEUM, 19 March-10 May 1981; WINNIPEG ART GALLERY, Manitoba, 14 August-26 September 1981; ART GALLERY OF HAMILTON, Ontario, 15 October-15 November 1981; ART GALLERY OF WINDSOR, Ontario, 6 December-17 January 1982.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "David Smith: A Centennial," 26 January-14 May 2006. TOUR: CENTRE GEORGES POMPIDOU, Paris, 14 June-21 August; TATE MODERN, London, 1 November-14 January 2007.

Published References:
KRAUSS, ROSALIND. The Sculpture of David Smith: A Catalogue Raisonné (New York: Garland, 1977), fig. 168.

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