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Artist: David Smith, American, 1906–1965

Bec-Dida Day

1963

Steel

226.061 x 165.1 x 45.72 cm, 340.2 kg (89 x 65 x 18 in., 750 lb.)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.52.68
Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Status: 
On view*
Provenance: 

Estate of the artist; Charles B. Benenson

Bibliography: 

Art International 1 (October 1965): 48, ill.

Rosalind E. Krauss, The Sculpture of David Smith: A Catalogue Raisonne (New York: Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, 1977), no. 610, ill.

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2006–June 30, 2007,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2007): 243, ill.

Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2007), 284, 408, pl. 271.

Carol S. Eliel, David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy, exh. cat. (Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2011), 47, 49–50, 150, fig. 39.

Cathleen Chaffee, Eye on a Century: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2012), 86–87, 176, no. 34.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.