David Smith: Origins & Innovations
by Edith Devaney (Author), Peter Stevens (Author), David Smith (Artist)
Origins & Innovations brings together David Smith's (1906–65) early paintings, drawings and sculptures, alongside seminal later works that reimagine the possibilities of abstraction in three dimensions. This presentation investigates the origins of a renowned artistic innovator, highlighting Smith's exploration and embrace of diverse sources that inspired a radically new language for sculpture. Shown not as a linear narrative but as a rich and dynamic whole, the publication reveals surprising juxtapositions that shed new light on Smith's lasting artistic legacy.