This postcard was issued to promote a 2006 David Smith retrospective by the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. It was a centennial celebration of his birth.
Widely considered the greatest sculptor of his generation, David Smith (1906-1965) created some of the most iconic works of the 20th century. Marked by the use of industrial materials, especially welded metals, and the integration of open space, Smith’s three-dimensional version of Abstract Expressionism revolutionized the art of sculpture in the U.S. and around the world.
The image on the postcard was taken in March 1963 by photographer Dan Budnik. The sculpture pictured is Cubi I.
Postcard Condition: MINT
Postcard Size: 4 ¼ by 6 inches (10.75 x 15.25 cm).