Identification and Creation
Object Number
1998.86
People
Robert Smithson, American (Passaic NJ 1938 - 1973 Amarillo, TX)
Title
Asphalt on Sulphur Fragments
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1969
Culture
American
Location
Level 1, Room 1100, Modern and Contemporary Art, The Sixties Experiment/Multiple Strategies
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Graphite, colored crayons and felt tip ink on white wove paper
Dimensions
45.1 x 60.8 cm (17 3/4 x 23 15/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: graphite, l.r.: R. Smithson '69
  • inscription: l.r., graphite, in artist's hand: Dirt Slope
  • inscription: lower center, graphite, in artist's hand: Asphalt on Sulphur Fragments
  • label: removed from old backing, now in curatorial file, paper, typed
Provenance
Virginia Dwan; [Christie's, New York, 8 May 1990, lot 323], sold; to Sarah-Ann and Werner H. Kramarsky, New York, New York, 1990, gift; to the Harvard University Art Museums, 1998.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Sarah-Ann and Werner H. Kramarsky
Copyright
Art © Estate of Robert Smithson/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Accession Year
1998
Object Number
1998.86
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Pinholes at upper corners.
Publication History

Amy Eshoo, ed., 560 Broadway: A New York Drawing Collection at Work, 1991-2006, Fifth Floor Foundation and Yale University Press (U.S.) (New York, 2008), p. 156

Exhibition History

Nominally Figured: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/08/2006 - 02/25/2007

32Q: 1100 60’s Experiment, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/10/2019 - 04/30/2020

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