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Cubi XI - Washington, DC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 38° 53.461 W 077° 01.346
18S E 324597 N 4306626
Quick Description: This sculpture is one of the twenty-eight David Smith designed during his Cubi period between 1961 and 1965.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 8/6/2010 2:58:20 AM
Waymark Code: WM9DHR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 12

Long Description:
David Smith was born in Indiana during 1906, but grew up in Paulding, Ohio. David began his career as a automobile welder back in Indiana until he switched to creating sculptures.

This piece is part of his "Cubi" series, which started in 1961. Each represents Abstract Expressionism, being constructed of geometric steel shapes.

Official Description: Stack of three cubes and four rectangular boxes welded together and installed on a cube-shaped base. The boxes are polished yet there is some texture on the surface.

This sculpture has been relocated from where stated in the Siris inventory, thus several updates noted. The change may have been very recently (after 2008 and by Jan 2010).

ARTIST(S): David Smith

DATE: 1963

MEDIUM: chrome, nickel and steel (aka, stainless steel)


Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Fourth Street & Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, District of Columbia 20565

Several noted: Dates: Add (Relocated sometime after 1999 to Natl Gallery of Art.) Medium: Change (Base: black marble.) to Base: concrete slab. Description: Delete last two sentences. Owner: Change second sentence to physical location given above.

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