We Lost

Title: We Lost
Artist: Tony Smith (1912-1981)
Location: Unknown. Previously at Blanche Levy Park, near 36th Street
Installed: November 1966-January 1967
Total cost: $55,000, including acquisition and installation

painted steel
dimensions: 10'3" x 10'3" x 10'3"
Edition: one of three examples

Smith said, "The piece exists here for the first time in three dimensions, although there have been enough coffee tables on this model. For me the scheme evolved from a series of projects done after FREE RIDE. It seemed too obvious to execute, even if I could have done so at the time. After abandoning COSA NOSTRA, however, I felt that it was worth doing on a larger scale."
-catalog of the ICA and the Wadsworth Atheneum of Hartford for their joint show Tony Smith Two Exhibitions of Sculpture, 1966

Criticism/Press Coverage:
Article in the Daily Pennsylvanian, December 3, 1982.

Last update: 22-Jan-97
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