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Tony Smith (1912-1980)
THE COLLECTION OF JOAN AND PRESTON ROBERT TISCH
Tony Smith (1912-1980)

The Snake is Out

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Tony Smith (1912-1980)
The Snake is Out
stamped with the artist's name and numbered 'T. Smith 4/9' (lower edge)
bronze with black patina
14 5/8 x 23 x 17 in. (37.1 x 58.4 x 43.1 cm.)
Conceived in 1962. Executed in 1977. This work is number four from an edition of nine.
Provenance
Pace Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the late owners, 1979

Lot Essay

"I use angles that are derived from different solids. When they go together, they do not follow any internal system. I assemble them, you might say, in capricious ways rather than systematic ways. You have to take each plane as it comes and find out in what ways it will join other planes," (T. Smith, quoted in R. Storr, "A Man of Parts," Tony Smith: Architect, Painter, Sculptor, New York, 1998, p. 27).

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