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    Sale 1970

    Post-War And Contemporary First Open

    1 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 234

    Robert Smithson (1938-1973)

    Man of Sorrow (The Forsaken)

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    Estimate

    Robert Smithson (1938-1973)
    Man of Sorrow (The Forsaken)
    left: signed, titled, numbered and dated 'R. SMITHSON "MAN OF SORROW" (THE FORSAKEN) No. 1 1961' (on the reverse)
    right: signed, titled, numbered and dated 'R. SMITHSON "MAN OF SORROW" (THE FORSAKEN) No. 2 1961' (on the reverse)
    diptych--oil on canvas
    each: 45 x 25½ in. (115 x 65 cm.)
    Painted in 1961. (2)


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    Provenance

    Acquired from the artist
    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 Musuem and Ishoj, Arken Museum of Modern Art, Robert Smithson Retrospective: Works 1955-1973, February 1999-January 2000.