• First Open Post-War and Contem auction at Christies

    Sale 2294

    First Open Post-War and Contemporary Art

    11 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 53

    Robert Smithson (1938-1973)

    Grey Tower

    Price Realised  

    Robert Smithson (1938-1973)
    Grey Tower
    signed and dated 'R Smithson '60' (upper left)
    wax crayon, gouache and printed paper collage on paper
    17¾ x 12 in. (45 x 30.4 cm.)
    Executed in 1960.


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    Provenance

    Acquired from the artist
    George Lester, Connecticut and Rome
    By descent to the present owner


    Exhibited

    Oslo, The National Museum of Contemporary Art; Stockholm, Modern Museum Ishoj, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Robert Smithson Retrospective: Works 1955-1973, February 1999-January 2000.
    New York, Marlene Eleini Gallery, Robert Smithson: Early Works, March-May 1988.