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Cubi XV

David Smith (AKA David Rowland Smith), American, (March 9, 1906–May 23, 1965)

Creation date: 1963-1964
Creation place: United States

Other Information

Type: Steel Sculpture
Medium and Support: Stainless steel
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Norton S. Walbridge
Accession Number: 1968.45
Dimensions: 125 1/8 in. x 58 1/2 in. x 30 1/4 in. (317.82 cm x 148.59 cm x 76.84 cm)
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Provenance

David Smith, New York, New York (September 27, 1963 - May 23, 1965)

David Smith, New York, New York (May 23, 1965 - ca. 1968)

Mr. and Mrs. Norton S. Walbridge, La Jolla, California (1968 - 1968)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (1968 - )

Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, Inc., New York, New York (October 1968 - 1968)

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The Fine Art Gallery of San Diego
May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden brochure, c. 1975
Art critics see Smith's sculpture as the most consequential produced anywhere during his generation. His adaptation of direct metal welding, as a principal sculpture technique, was opposed to traditional carving and modelling. His preoccupation with light and masses resulted in the "Cubi Series" in the 1960's. Created in stainless steel, the work reflects the artist's choice for that material as the most practical for out-of-door sculpture for which he has a preference.
Last Updated: 11/12/2019

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

David Smith Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, Inc. , 10/1/1964 - 10/31/1964

David Smith: A Memorial Exhibition Los Angeles County Museum of Art , 11/3/1965 - 1/30/1966

Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego: May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden , 1/1/1975 - 00/00/00

San Diego Museum of Art: May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden , 1/1/1978 - 00/00/00

The Walbridge Legacy The San Diego Museum of Art , 4/9/1988 - 5/29/1988

May S. Marcy Sculpture Court & Garden , 8/2/2012 - 00/00/00

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Ms. Mary Stofflet. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1993
Page Number: 178, 198, 199, Figure Number: 199

Robert C. Lamm. The Humanities in Western Culture: Brown & Benchmark Publishers. Madison, Wisconsin, 1996
Page Number: 509, Figure Number: 28.48

Robert C. Lamm. The Humanities in Western Culture: Brown & Benchmark Publishers. Madison, Wisconsin, 1996
Page Number: 391, Figure Number: 28.55

Rosalind E. Krauss. The Sculpture of David Smith Garland Publishing, Inc.. New York, New York, 1977
Page Number: 119 no. 663, Figure Number: 663

David Smith: Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Los Angeles, California, 1965
Page Number: 8 no. 4, 11, Figure Number: 3

Margaret A. Robinette. Outdoor Sculpture: Whitney Library of Design. New York, New York, 1976
Page Number: 18, 19, Figure Number: 19

Neal M. Cross and Robert C. Lamm. The Search for Personal Freedom Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers. Dubuque, Iowa, 1977
Page Number: 294, Figure Number: 104

Ms. Betti-Sue Hertz. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 238, Figure Number: 238

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