Auburn Queen

(1959)

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

Bronze, 86 3/8 x 36 3/4 x 21 5/8in., 184lb. (219.4 x 93.3 x 54.9cm, 83.5kg)

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

Accession Number: 66.4636

Provenance:
The artist
French and Company, New York, 1960-28 November 1961
Otto Gerson Gallery, New York, 28 November 1961-17 May 1966
Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966

Exhibition History:
FRENCH AND COMPANY, New York. "David Smith: Sculpture," February 1960, no. 1, ill.
SOLOMON R. GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, New York. "Modern Sculpture from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Collection," 3 October 1962-6 January 1963, no. 422.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975, no. 682.
SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART, Texas. "David Smith: Painter, Sculptor, Draftsman," 27 March-4 June 1983.
JANE VOORHEES ZIMMERLI ART MUSEUM, New Brunswick, New Jersey. "Dorothy Dehner and David Smith: Their Decades of Search and Fulfillment," 15 January-4 March 1984, no. 44, fig. 48. TOUR: SKIDMORE COLLEGE ART GALLERY, Saratoga Springs, New York, 19 April-13 May.
STORM KING ART CENTER, Mountainville, New York. "The Fields of David Smith," 18 May-15 November 1998.
THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION, Washington D.C. "Bouquet of Concaves: David Smith Invents," 12 February-15 May 2011.

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

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