Robert Smithson art links
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[American Environmental Artist, 1938-1973]
Robert Smithson Works Online
Categorized & Annotated
Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Art Institute of Chicago NEW!Art Market:
Dallas Museum of Art, Texas NEW!
(There is a "Download" link for zooming in on some works, but confusingly this may take a while to become active)
Dia Center for the Arts, New York City
Spiral Jetty, 1970 installation at Great Salt Lake, Utah
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco NEW!
Guggenheim Museum, New York City
2 works online
Guggenheim Museum, New York City
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NEW!
Museum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Rocks and mirror square II
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C. NEW!
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City
Allen Art Museum at Oberlin College, Ohio
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma
Asphalt on Eroded Cliff
Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. NEW!
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Los Angeles County Museum of Art NEW!
Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin
Non-Site: Line of Wreckage (Bayonne, New Jersey)
MUMOK - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Vienna
(You need to click the "right" arrow three times)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
A Nonsite (Franklin, New Jersey)
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Philadelphia Museum of Art NEW!
Reina Sofía National Museum, Madrid (in Spanish)
Serralves Foundation Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal
Click on "S" and page forward for "Smithson"
The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago
Information about a 1976 exhibition
University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City
Walker Art Center, Minnesota
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:
Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale ArchivePictures from Image Archives:
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)
Wikimedia Commons Image Database Miscellaneous Sites:
California State University WorldImages Database
PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)
Various photos of Spiral Jetty, including a satellite photograph(!)
USC Annenberg School for Communication
Additional Image Search Tools:
(SafeSearch set to "strict"; go to Advanced Search (Flickr/Google) or Preferences (Bing) to change)
Official web site for the estate of Robert SmithsonArticles and Reference Sites:
Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.
Wikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
"Now You See It -- Visiting Robert Smithson's re-emerging Spiral Jetty"
"Robert Smithson's adventures in time travel on the road to Rozel Point"
"This Land is Your Land -- Spiral Jetty is overrun with day-trippers"
Review (from issue 36): Robert Smithson
Robert Smithson at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, Washington D.C.
1972 interview from the Oral History project
The New Yorker
"Robert Smithson retrospective at the Whitney", 2005 review by Peter Schjeldahl
The Village Voice
"Thunderstruck", 2006 article by Jerry Saltz
"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
|Look Inside Books:||Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.|| |
|Search Inside Books:||Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.|
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
Earthwards: Robert Smithson and Art After Babel
Robert Smithson: The Collected Writings