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    Sale 1998

    Post -War And Contemporary Art Morning Session

    14 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 226

    Tony Smith (1912-1980)

    Eighty-One More

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Tony Smith (1912-1980)
    Eighty-One More
    stamped with signature, number and date 'T. Smith 1970 1/6' (on the side of the base)
    cast bronze with black patina
    7 x 55 x 55 in. (17.8 x 139.7 x 139.7 cm.)
    Conceived in 1970, cast in 2005. This work is number one from an edition of six and one artist proof.


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    This work was cast from the original large plywood mock-up of the same name. The original wood Eighty-One More was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1971 and has since been destroyed.

    Provenance

    The Estate of Tony Smith, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner