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    Sale 1970

    Post-War And Contemporary First Open

    1 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 237

    Robert Smithson (1938-1973)

    Two Frogs Guarding the Palace

    Price Realised  

    Robert Smithson (1938-1973)
    Two Frogs Guarding the Palace
    signed, titled and dated 'TWO FROGS Guarding the Palace 62 R Smithson' (upper right)
    gouache, oil and ink on printed paper collage on paper
    24 x 15¼ in. (60.9 x 38.7 cm.)
    Executed in 1962.


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    Provenance

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


    Pre-Lot Text

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


    Exhibited

    London, 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.