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David Smith “Sculpture- Free from collusion, obedience, and exploitation.”,

One critic has written: “The ferocity of his attack on church, state and press, and on the inhumanity of just about every instrument and symbol of the capitalist system, leaves no doubt about Smith’s conviction that in order to attain … Continue reading

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David Smith “Its existence will be its statement”

this sculpture will not be the mystical abode of power of wealth of religion Its existence will be its statement It will not be a scorned ornament on a money changer’s temple Or a house of fear It will not … Continue reading

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David Smith “power, structure, movement, progress, suspension, destruction and brutality”

David Smith Untitled (Candida), 1965 Stainless steel, 103 x 120 x 31 inches “Profoundly influenced by the welded sculptures of Julio González and of Picasso, Smith started devoting himself entirely to metal sculptures, constructing compositions from steel and “found” scrap … Continue reading

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David Smith “exploration of an open, linear structure”

He spent the thirties and forties within the frame of modern convention. After World War II, together with his Abstract Expressionist friends, Smith reached for a larger feeling beyond that frame, prewar art having become too small and fine-fingered. He … Continue reading

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David Smith “Spiritual minimalism”

“Possibly steel is so beautiful because of all the movement associated with it, its strength and functions…I am slightly pleased when I see rust on stainless material…possibly it states philosophically that stainless is not wholly pure and has a susceptability, … Continue reading

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