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    Sale 2022

    First Open Post -War and Contemporary Art

    9 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 192

    Robert Smithson (1938-1973)

    The Flayed Angels

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    Robert Smithson (1938-1973)
    The Flayed Angels
    signed 'R SMITHSON 1961' (lower left of each element); signed again, titled and dated again 'R. SMITHSON "The FLAYED ANGELS" 1961' (on the reverse of each element)
    diptych--oil on canvas
    each: 60 x 26 in. (152.4 x 66 cm.)
    Painted in 1961.


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    Provenance

    Acquired from the artist
    The Estate of George Lester, Connecticut


    Exhibited

    New York, Marlene Eleini Gallery, Robert Smithson: Early Works, March-May 1988.
    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.
    Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art; Dallas Museum of Art and Whitney Museum of American Art, Robert Smithson, September 2004-October 2005.