Detroit Queen
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1994.15
People
David Smith, American (Decatur, IN 1906 - 1965 Bennington, VT)
Title
Detroit Queen
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
1957
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States
Culture
American
Location
Level 1, Room 1330, Modern and Contemporary Art, New Images
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
180.3 x 63.5 x 64.8 cm (71 x 25 x 25 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: On base: David Smith , Signed Date: 1957
  • inscription: on base: Det. Q.
Provenance
David Smith, sold; to Lois Orswell, (1957-1994), gift; to Harvard University Art Museums, 1994.
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
Krauss 417
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Lois Orswell
Copyright
© The Estate of David Smith/Licensed by VAGA, NY
Accession Year
1994
Object Number
1994.15
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
Publication History

Rosalind E. Krauss, The Sculpture of David Smith, a Catalogue Raisonné, Garland Publishing, Inc. (New York, NY, 1977), cat. no. 417

Sarah Kianovsky, David Smith: This Work is My Identity, brochure, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1995), reproduced in b/w cover, p. 3

Marjorie B. Cohn and Sarah Kianovsky, Lois Orswell, David Smith, and Modern Art, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2002), cat. no. 212, figs. 84-87, pp. 206-211

Brooke Kamin Rapaport, ed., The Sculpture of Louise Nevelson, Yale University Press (New Haven and London, 2007), p. 9, fig. 8

Exhibition History

David Smith: "This work is my identity", Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/03/1995 - 05/05/1996

HAA 1 Survey Course: Landmarks of World Art and Architecture [Spring 2007], Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/26/2007 - 04/08/2007

HAA 1 Survey Course (S421): Landmarks of World Art and Architecture (Spring 2010), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 02/05/2010 - 05/09/2010

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

Verification Level

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