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ROBERT SMITHSON
Spiral Jetty
1970
Great Salt Lake, Utah
Mud, salt crystals, rocks, water 1500 feet long and 15 feet wide
Photo: Gianfranco Gorgoni
Collection: DIA Center for the Arts, New York
© Estate of Robert Smithson / licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

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ROBERT SMITHSON
Quick Millions
1965
Red, glitter, light blue, black plastic panels
54 x 56 in.

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ROBERT SMITHSON
Untitled [Ziggurat]
1966
Paint on metal
23 x 23 x 19 in.

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ROBERT SMITHSON 
Fling
1965
Green plastic panels on wood, aluminum stripping
48 x 42 in.

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ROBERT SMITHSON
Untitled [Striped center] 
1964
Pencil and crayon on paper
30 x 21 in.

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ROBERT SMITHSON
Untitled [Pink linoleum center]
1964
Collage and color pencil on paper
30 x 22 in.

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ROBERT SMITHSON
Untitled [Horizontal green and pink zigzags and man with stockings]
1963
Pencil and crayon on paper
23 3/4 x 18 in.

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ROBERT SMITHSON
Untitled [Red and yellow waves]
1964
Pencil, crayon and marker on paper
24 x 20 in.

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ROBERT SMITHSON
Untitled [Classical head]
1963
Mixed media with collage on paper
30 x 22 in.

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ROBERT SMITHSON
Untitled [Venus with lightning bolts]
1964
Pencil and crayon with collage on paper
30 x 22 in.

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ROBERT SMITHSON
Untitled [Record player]
1962
Record player with found objects and collage
5 1/4 x 9 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (closed)
14 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. (open)

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ROBERT SMITHSON
Vile Flower
1961
Oil on canvas
51 x 33 1/2 in.

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ROBERT SMITHSON
Tailings Terrace 
1973
Pencil and charcoal on paper
30 x 35 in.

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ROBERT SMITHSON
Moodna Creek, Island Project
1972
Pencil on paper
19 x 24 in.

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ROBERT SMITHSON
Smoke Tree Sprawl with Cactus Circle
1972
Ink and pencil on paper
12 x 9 in.

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ROBERT SMITHSON
Emmen Holland (Broken Circle/Spiral Hill)
1971
Graphite on paper
12 3/4 x 15 1/2 in.

Artist Bio
Exhibitions
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Gallery Exhibition
Robert Smithson
Pop
Nov 21, 2015 - Jan 17, 2016 | 291 GRAND ST NYC
New York
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Gallery Exhibition
Robert Smithson
IKONS @ Art Basel 41
June 16 - 20, 2010
New York
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Gallery Exhibition
Robert Smithson
POP Works, 1961-64
December 03 - 07, 2008
New York
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Gallery Exhibition
Robert Smithson
Mapping Dislocations
October 13 - November 24, 2001
New York
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Gallery Exhibition
Robert Smithson
Language to be Looked at and/or Things to be Read: Drawings 1962-63
February 05 - March 04, 2000
New York
Press / Media
Articles / Reviews
Artnet News
Iconic Land Art Masterpiece ‘Spiral Jetty’ Voted Utah’s Official State Work of Art
Articles / Reviews
The Salt Lake Tribune
Spiral Jetty and ancient rock art honored by lawmakers
Articles / Reviews
The New York Times
How Do You Sell a Work of Art Built Into the Earth?
Articles / Reviews
Art Agenda
"Robert Smithson's 'Pop'," by Thyrza Nichols Goodeve
Articles / Reviews
The Village Voice
"Decades After His Premature Death, Robert Smithson, the Artist Who Gave Us the Grandeur of 'Spiral Jetty,' Exposes His Raunchy Roots," by R.C. Baker
Articles / Reviews
Hyperallergic
"Robert Smithson’s Sacred and Profane Pop," by Quinn Moreland
Articles / Reviews
Artforum
"Robert Smithson," by Johanna Fateman
Articles / Reviews
The New York Times
"‘Pop,’ Robert Smithson’s Playful Drawings Inspired by New York Detritus," by Robin Pogrebin
Articles / Reviews
The Guardian
"Robert Smithson: the epic life of an American enigma," by Jonathan Jones
Articles / Reviews
T Magazine
"Venice, Your Roots are Showing," by Kevin McGarry
Articles / Reviews
Blouin Artinfo
"Daily Pic: Robert Smithson, Nancy Holt and the Limits of Vision"
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New York Observer
"Out of Site: Finding Robert Smithson's New Jersey," by Andrew Russeth
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The New York Times
"New Jersey Images, Unbound by Galleries," by Martha Schwendener
Articles / Reviews
Art in America
"From the Rooftops," by Virginia Dwan
Articles / Reviews
The New York Times
"Sculpture by the Earth, But Not Limited by It," by Michael Kimmelman
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Los Angeles Times
"A Pop naturalist," by Christopher Knight
Articles / Reviews
Art in America
"Robert Smithson at James Cohan," by Susan Harris
Articles / Reviews
Art on Paper
"Robert Smithson's Drawings, 1962," by Carter Ratcliffe
Articles / Reviews
The New York Times
"Art: Robert Smithson, Pre-Minimal Paintings," by Grace Glueck
Articles / Reviews
The New York Times
"Robert Smithson: He Made Fantasies as Real As Mountains," by Peter Schjeldahl,
News
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News / Events
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News / Events
The Former World, an operatic performance by John Hastings, music incorporating texts by Robert Smithson, Augustine, and others
February 24, 2017
Aratari Theater, Japanese American Cultural and Community Center, Los Angeles, California
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Museum Exhibition
Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery 1969-1971
September 30, 2016 – January 29, 2017
Nation Gallery of Art, Washington DC
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News / Events
Saturday, April 16
Beacon, New York
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Museum Exhibition
La Biennale di Venezia
May 9 – November 22, 2015
Venice, Italy
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Museum Exhibition
America Is Hard to See
May 1 - September 27, 2015
New York, New York
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News / Events
With curatorial walk-through of the exhibition 'Robert Smithson’s New Jersey' at the Montclair Art Museum
Sunday, June 8, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
New Jersey
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News / Events
Televised as part of State of the Arts progamming
Sunday, May 18, 8 p.m
NJTV and WHYY
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News / Events
White Cube / Black Box Presents: A Tribute to Nancy Holt
April 10, 7:30 pm with Q&A with DeeDee Halleck at 9 pm
New York, New York
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Artist Talk/Lecture
Jack Flam, Phyllis Tuchman and Yasmil Raymond
March 12, 2014 at 6:30 PM
New York, New York
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Museum Exhibition
Solo Exhibtion
February 23, - June 22, 2014
Montclair, NJ
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Artist Talk/Lecture
Lecture with curators Leigh Arnold and Phyllis Tuchman and program host Tyler Green
Thursday, January 16th, 2014 7:30pm
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
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Museum Exhibition
Solo Exhibition
November 24, 2013 to April 27, 2014
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Gallery Exhibition
John Hansard Gallery
May 10 - August 17, 2013
Southampton, UK
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Museum Exhibition
Solo Exhibition
January 19, 2013
Reykjavik, Iceland
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News / Events
Broken Circle/Spiral Hill Revisited
September 17 - November 11, 2011
Emmen, NE
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Museum Exhibition
Touring Survey Exhibition
September, 12 - December 13, 2004
Originating in Los Angeles, CA; touring to Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX; and Whitney Museum, NY
Books
image Robert Smithson: Spiral Jetty
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Robert Smithson: Spiral Jetty
image Robert Smithson
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Robert Smithson
image Robert Smithson: Mapping Dislocations
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Robert Smithson: Mapping Dislocations
image Robert Smithson: The Collected Writings
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Robert Smithson: The Collected Writings