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    Sale 1970

    Post-War And Contemporary First Open

    1 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 235

    Robert Smithson (1938-1973)

    Cactus Ghosts

    Price Realised  

    Robert Smithson (1938-1973)
    Cactus Ghosts
    signed, titled, numbered and dated 'R. SMITHSON CACTUS GHOSTS July 1961' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    43½ x 32 in. (110.4 x 81.2 cm.)
    Painted in 1961.


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    Provenance

    Acquired from the artist
    The Estate of George Lester, Connecticut


    Pre-Lot Text

    Robert Smithson: From the Archives of the Galleria George Lester, Rome


    Exhibited

    Oslo, The National Museum of Contemporary Art; Stockholm, Modern Museum and Ishoj, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Robert Smithson Retrospective: Works 1955-1973, February 1999-January 2000.