Posts tagged ‘David Smith’
September 30, 2010  |  Collection & Exhibitions

Dorothy Dehner. New City. 1953. Watercolor and ink on paper. The Museum of Modern Art. Gift of the Dorothy Dehner Foundation for the Visual Arts. © 2010 Dorothy Dehner Foundation for the Visual Arts

Sometimes you can palpably feel excitement building for an artist. It might be a rising star from Los Angeles who works in drawing and video, or a Brooklyn-based painter featured in Greater New York 2010 at MoMA PS1 and about to break through. It is less often a woman artist of the New York School, whose presence in MoMA’s collection has heretofore consisted of one drawing, two prints, and a small tabletop sculpture, and who has been dead for sixteen years.

September 16, 2010  |  Artists, Collection & Exhibitions
David Smith’s Don Quixote

David Smith. Don Quixote, state I. 1952. Lithograph. Publisher: the artist, New York. Printer: Michael Ponce de Léon and Margaret Lowengrund, New York. Edition: 14. The Museum of Modern Art. Stephen F. Dull Fund, 2010

I’ve written before about some of the various ways that works are acquired for MoMA’s collection, a primary one being in preparation for upcoming exhibitions. Abstract Expressionist New York, opening here next month, provided one such opportunity.