The show will feature a selection of maps, drawings and photographs that highlight Smithson's exploration of mapping and its integral relationship to his works defined as "nonsites" and "displacements". Second mountain of 6 stops on a section, 1970 Robert Smithson; Chalk–Mirror Displacement, 1969 Robert Smithson Robert Smithson in Texas is the first examination of five projects Smithson proposed throughout the state of Texas. Robert Smithson (January 2, 1938 â July 20, 1973) was an American artist who used photography in rel a tion to sculpture and land art.Smithson was born in Passaic, New Jersey and early on lived mostly in Rutherford. Forms part of: Robert Smithson and Nancy Holt papers, 1905-1987, bulk 1952-1987. Robert Smithson, (born Jan. 2, 1938, Passaic, N.J., U.S.—died July 20, 1973, Amarillo, Texas), American sculptor and writer associated with the Land Art movement. Constructed when Smithson was still mostly confining himself to the studio, Plunge is in keeping with Minimalism's preoccupation with geometry, repetition, and industrial materials. Robert Smithson: Time Crystals is the first exhibition in Australia dedicated to the work of American artist Robert Smithson (1938â1973). Over a year earlier, heavy winter rains induced a structural collapse of the hillside, sending a â¦ Smithson created Asphalt Rundown - the first monumental Earthwork that he made outside, to be seen outside - in a quarry on the outskirts of Rome. ROBERT SMITHSON Quick Millions 1965 Red, glitter, light blue, black plastic panels 54 x 56 in. His innovations in both the practice and theory of art have been mentioned with great respect by many artists and art historians. Second mountain of 6 stops on a section, 1970 Robert Smithson; ChalkâMirror Displacement, 1969 Robert Smithson Steel; 10 units with square surfaces - The Denver Art Museum. Second Mountain of 6 Stops on a Section, 1970, Great Salt Lake - Utah. Access: This collection â¦ Amarillo Ramp is comprised of a 140-foot diameter partial circle of rock, which ascends from level ground up to a height of 15 feet. Artist: Robert Smithson (American, Passaic, New Jersey 1938â1973 Amarillo, Texas) Date: 1973. Robert Smithson expressed a profound interest in the arts from an early age. Robert Smithson was an American artist known for sculpture and land art who often used drawing and photography in relation to the spatial arts. Buoyed by the convivial mood of his co-conspirators, master of ceremonies Robert Smithson proceeded to lower the barrel into position atop the steeply inclined clay bank near … Robert Smithson (January 2, 1938 – July 20, 1973) was an American artist known for sculpture and land art who often used drawing and photography in relation to the spatial arts. May 2020, Artist Playlists. Smithson began making the Mirror Displacement series shortly after his Site/Non-Site works. Additional Sources Wikipedia entry Introduction Robert Smithson (January 2, 1938 â July 20, 1973) was an American artist known for sculpture and land art who often used drawing and photography in relation to the spatial arts. The ramp was originally commissioned by Stanley Marsh, a local ranch owner, who also commissioned Ant Farm's Cadillac Ranch (1974) and several other sculptures located along his 200 square miles of land near Amarillo. And many critics who saw this work in Smithson's first solo show at the Dwan Gallery in 1966 identified him as a leading Minimalist. Movie Treatment for Spiral Jetty, 1970, Torn Photograph from the 2nd Stop (Rubble) (2nd Mountain of Six Stops on a Section), 1970, Avalanche, complete set of issues #1-13, 1970-1976, Torn Photograph from the Second Stop (Rubble). The artwork is noted as one of Smithsonâs best. Overview Collection Information. Distinguished by its restrained aesthetic and fascinating geological components, Robert Smithsonâs Double Nonsite, California and Nevada is a quintessential example of the artistâs pioneering series of Nonsites of 1968-1969. Mar 6, 2014 - Holt/Smithson Foundation exists to continue the creative and investigative spirit of the artists Nancy Holt (1938-2014) and Robert Smithson (1938-73). âPop,â Robert Smithsonâs Playful Drawings Inspired by New York Detritus. Robert Smithson by Jennifer Padgett. Title: Island of Coal Artist: Robert Smithson (American, Passaic, New Jersey 1938â1973 Amarillo, Texas) Date: 1969 Medium: Gelatin silver print Dimensions: 18.1 x 23.8 cm (7 1/8 x 9 3/8 in. ) Pencil on three sheets of graph paper. Updated and modified regularly [Accessed ] Smithson made the work at the invitation of the Sonsbeek buiten de perken (Beyond the Pale) exhibition. His monumental earthen sculptures such as Spiral Jetty (1970), were inspired by the Minimalist work of his contemporaries, as well as geology, science fiction, and the concept of entropy. (c. 1970). The Legacy of a Pioneering Land Art Intervention in Utah. It includes a preface by the centerâs director Mario Amaya, an introduction by Susan Ginsburg, an essay by Joseph Masheck, a timeline of Smithsonâs exhibition history, and forty-seven pages of drawings. It includes a preface by the center’s director Mario Amaya, an introduction by Susan Ginsburg, an essay by Joseph Masheck, a timeline of Smithson’s exhibition history, and forty-seven pages of drawings. Born in New Jersey in 1938, Smithson' early interests in cartography, geology, prehistory, philosophy, science-fiction, and language spiral through his work. Read more. It is one of a series of early drawings from 1960 to 1962 that explores the themes of vision and blindness. Robert Smithson letters to George B. Lester, 1960-1963. As in the Site series, Smithson was preoccupied with the way material, or another site, might be represented; might the materials in the Displacement be thought to "mirror" their presence elsewhere? "Robert Smithson has been one of the most influential and revolutionary artists since World War II. Format: Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels.Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files.