11 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 11,250
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
Robert Smithson (1938-1973)
Sign of the Dog
signed and dated '1961 R. Smithson' (lower right); signed again and titled 'Sign of the Dog SMITHSON' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
27¼ x 17¼ in. (69.8 x 42.8 cm.)
Painted in 1961.
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Acquired from the artist
George Lester, Connecticut and Rome
By descent to the present owner
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