Identification and Creation
Object Number
1998.87
People
Robert Smithson, American (Passaic NJ 1938 - 1973 Amarillo, TX)
Title
Pond Surrounded by Mounds (Concrete)
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
1971
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/198895
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Graphite on cream wove paper
Dimensions
22.8 x 30.1 cm (9 x 11 7/8 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: graphite, l.r.: R. Smithson 71
  • label: removed from backing, now in curatorial file, paper, printed and handwritten: Lot no. 7390; piece no. 12
  • label: removed from backing, now in curatorial file, paper, typed and stamped: cat. LM86
  • label: removed from backing, now in curatorial file, paper, printed: no. 1652
  • inscription: upper edge, graphite, in artist's hand: Pond surrounded by Mounds (concrete)
Provenance
[Susan Caldwell Gallery, New York, New York], sold; to Werner H. Kramarsky, New York, New York, 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
© Robert Smithson / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Accession Year
1998
Object Number
1998.87
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

James Cuno and Lisa Andersen, Minimalism and Post-Minimalism: Drawing Distinctions, exh. cat., Hood Museum of Art (Hanover, NH, 1990), cat. no. 15, pp. 46-47, repr.

James Cuno, ed., Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report, 1998-99, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, 2000), p. 27, repr.

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

Minimalism and Post-Minimalism: Drawing Distinctions, Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, 10/27/1990 - 12/16/1990

Collecting Drawings, Not Artists: Gifts from the Collection of Sarah-Ann and Werner H. Kramarsky, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/01/2000 - 08/27/2000

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

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