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"A face or a grid on a canvas is still a representation." - Robert Smithson is a tribute to Robert Smithson (1938-1973), American Minimalist Installation Artist.

This site features an art gallery, a bookstore, several links of interest, a film library, and a shop.

In a career tragically cut short at age 35 while working on a sculpture, Robert Smithson revolutionized contemporary art through works that question issues of permanence, materials, function and presentation.

Born in Rutherford, New Jersey, Robert Smithson was entranced by nature--earth and animal forms--as a child. His artistic talents led to a scholarship at the Art Students League in New York...[Read more...]

Spiral Jetty 1970 Great Salt Lake, black rocks, salt crystals


Four sided vortex, 1967

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Earthwards: Robert Smithson and Art After Babel by Gary Shapiro

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