David smith metal art

Apr 02, 2021. 09:59 UTC
David Smith Metal Art
Kirk
United States of America

Category
Sculptures

Acquired from
Other

For sale
Maybe
Description

Research: https://www.sothebys.com/en/artists/david-smith David Smith was an American artist and sculptor of the Abstract Expressionist movement. Smith is best known for his large, geometric sculptures formed from welded steel. As with other American Abstract Expressionists, including his friend, Jackson Pollock, Smith’s oeuvre was influenced by the Surrealist art movement.

Provenance

These rare pieces of metal & painted art by David Smith, were purchased in the USA.

Answered within about 1 hour
Apr 02, 11:04 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$290,000 - $350,062 USD

Insurance Value

$640,062 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Kirk,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
The signature on the red sculpture is atypical. If you are interested in reselling these, they will need to be authenticated by the expert on Smith's work.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A group of welded iron or steel sculptures
in the manner of David Roland Smith (American, 1906 - 1965)
Comprising one red-painted work, signed underneath, together with six found-metal welded figures.
Red: 8 x 6 inches - $250,000/350,000*
Hockey: 10 x 5 inches - $10/15,000*
Golf: 5 x 4 inches - $5,000/8,000*
Washer/Spikes: 10 x 5 inches - $10,000/15,000*
Goldy: 6 x 4 inches - $5,000/8,000*
Spark Plug 6 x 4 inches - $5,000/8,000*
Screws & Washers: 6 x 4 inches - 5,000/8,000*
PROVENANCE: acquired together
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

This is a conditional appraisal, which means that we have not verified the authenticity of this item. Click here to learn more about the authentication resources that Mearto offers.
Kirk tillery Apr 03, 08:11 UTC

Delia:
The only one that is signed is the red sculpture. These seven sculptures were sold together as a group and were purchased because of the red sculpture. If you need more photos I will make arrangements to return to the storage and take them in accordance with your detailed
requirements.

Size: (Red 8 x 6) (Hockey 10 x 5) (Golf 5 x 4) (Washer/Spikes 10 x 5) (Goldy 6 x 4) (Spark Plug 6 x 4) (Screws & Washers 6 x 4)

These particular sculptures by David Smith are similar in size to the sculpture size in the research link below.
Size Research Details From 2006:

https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/contemporary-art-evening-auction/david-smith-deserted-garden-landscape?locale=en

Delia Apr 03, 10:49 UTC

Thanks, Kirk, for the dimensions.
These will need to be authenticated by the expert who would certainly require extensive overall and detail photos of each, including shots of the welds. Also, information as to where they were acquired will also likely be requested for authentication.
I strongly recommend selling these individually rather than as a group.

Kirk tillery Apr 07, 07:48 UTC

Delia:
Thank you "very much" for taking the time to evaluate these items.

Delia Apr 07, 10:31 UTC

You're welcome!

Kirk tillery May 04, 18:54 UTC

Delia:
Can you help me find a buyer for these metal art items, I am ready to sell. Thank You!
Kirk

Delia May 05, 09:41 UTC

Hi Kirk,
Any items that have been marked as "conditional" need to be authenticated before we can help arrange any sales. Please contact [email protected] to discuss this, and any other work we have appraised for you that needs to be authenticated.
Delia

Kirk tillery May 05, 17:45 UTC

Delia:
I sent the notes below to this email address: [email protected] - Thank You, Kirk

Dear Authentication Department:

I am in the process of selling the attached pieces of art by David Smith. Please see the notes below from your colleague and contact me at your convenience with the details to move things forward.

Thank you,
Kirk

Hi Kirk,
Any items that have been marked as "conditional" need to be authenticated before we can help arrange any sales. Please contact [email protected] to discuss this, and any other work we have appraised for you that needs to be authenticated.
Delia

Artist: David smith metal art

Apr 02, 11:04 UTCBy Delia
Fair Market Value

$290,000 - $350,062 USD
Insurance Value

$640,062 USD
What does this mean?
Hi Kirk,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.

The signature on the red sculpture is atypical. If you are interested in reselling these, they will need to be authenticated by the expert on Smith's work.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
A group of welded iron or steel sculptures
in the manner of David Roland Smith (American, 1906 - 1965)
Comprising one red-painted work, signed underneath, together with six found-metal welded figures.
Red: 8 x 6 inches - $250,000/350,000*
Hockey: 10 x 5 inches - $10/15,000*
Golf: 5 x 4 inches - $5,000/8,000*
Washer/Spikes: 10 x 5 inches - $10,000/15,000*
Goldy: 6 x 4 inches - $5,000/8,000*
Spark Plug 6 x 4 inches - $5,000/8,000*
Screws & Washers: 6 x 4 inches - 5,000/8,000*
PROVENANCE: acquired together
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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