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Robert Alan Smith

(1927-2008)

Born in 1927 in Pasadena, California, Smith lived and worked within 100 miles of his birthplace for the majority of his life. Living a dual lifestyle as animator and fine artist, Smith studied at several notable institutions such as the Chouinard Art Institute (now Otis College) in Los Angeles, and the Escuela Universitaria de Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. His work has exhibited in The Smithsonian and the Library of Congress, and has been featured in one-man shows at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Pasadena Art Museum (now the Norton Simon Museum of Art), and many galleries in the Los Angeles area. He died in 2008.

[sources and more information about Robert Alan Smith: RA Smith Estate, KCM Group Network, et al.]

The original mid-century serigraphs (silkscreen prints) below are authentic, limited edition prints from the late 1950s and early 1960s. Most are pencil-signed by the artist, along with the number of prints in the edition and the year they were produced. Smith's editions were generally limited to fewer than 60 hand-pulled silkscreens.

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Segment of Time - 2

Original artist-signed serigraph (silkscreen print)

Signature both in the plate (SMITH 59) and hand-signed (RA Smith '59) in the margin, along with the title and edition number in pencil

1959 • Edition of 55

SHEET SIZE ABOUT 40 X 26 INCHES
IMAGE SIZE ABOUT 36 X 22 INCHES
ON HEAVY ART PAPER –  WILL BE ROLLED AND MAILED IN A STURDY TUBE DUE TO ITS LARGE SIZE
Condition notes: some edge and corner wear, margins are slightly rumpled and/or lightly soiled and have holes in the corners (it is unknown if this was part of the silkscreen process to keep the paper aligned for the multiple screens of color). Image area is exceptionally clean, with only a few minor surface abrasions or unobtrusive scratches. This original serigraph print is nearly 60 years old, thus certain age-related imperfections are to be expected. Condition has been considered in pricing.

$300

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Passional Red

Original artist-signed serigraph (silkscreen print)

Signature both in the plate (SMITH 59) and hand-signed (Robert Alan Smith '59) in the margin, along with the title and edition number in pencil

1959 • Edition of 53

SHEET SIZE ABOUT 22.5 X 39.5 INCHES
IMAGE SIZE ABOUT 18 X 35.5 INCHES
ON HEAVY ART PAPER –  WILL BE ROLLED AND MAILED IN A STURDY TUBE DUE TO ITS LARGE SIZE
Condition notes: some edge and corner wear including marginal tears (outside of image area), margins are slightly rumpled and/or lightly soiled and have holes in the corners (it is unknown if this was part of the silkscreen process to keep the paper aligned for the multiple screens of color). Image area is fairly clean, with only a few minor surface abrasions or unobtrusive scratches. Faint vertical crease middle right (not as noticeable to the eye as in the photograph provided). Old hinging tape residue on BACK of print. This original serigraph print is nearly 60 years old, thus certain age-related imperfections are to be expected. Condition has been considered in pricing.

$225

Late Sun RA Smith 1959
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Late Sun

Original artist-signed serigraph (silkscreen print)

Signature both in the plate (RA SMITH 59) and hand-signed (RA Smith '59) in the margin, along with the title and edition number in pencil

1959 • Edition of 54

SHEET SIZE ABOUT 40 X 26 INCHES
IMAGE SIZE ABOUT 36 X 22 INCHES
ON HEAVY ART PAPER –  WILL BE ROLLED AND MAILED IN A STURDY TUBE DUE TO ITS LARGE SIZE
Condition notes: some edge and corner wear, margins are slightly rumpled and/or lightly soiled and have holes in the corners (it is unknown if this was part of the silkscreen process to keep the paper aligned for the multiple screens of color). Image area is exceptionally clean, with only a few minor surface abrasions or unobtrusive scratches. Old hinging tape residue on BACK fo print. This original serigraph print is nearly 60 years old, thus certain age-related imperfections are to be expected. Condition has been considered in pricing.

$275

Sun in the Trees 1959
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Sun in the Trees

Original artist-signed serigraph (silkscreen print)

Signature both in the plate (RA SMITH 62) and hand-signed (RA Smith '62) in the margin, along with the title and edition number in pencil

1962 • Edition of 54

SHEET SIZE ABOUT 40 X 26 INCHES
IMAGE SIZE ABOUT 30 X 18 INCHES
ON HEAVY ART PAPER –  WILL BE ROLLED AND MAILED IN A STURDY TUBE DUE TO ITS LARGE SIZE
Condition notes: some edge and corner wear, margins are slightly rumpled and/or lightly soiled and have holes in the corners (it is unknown if this was part of the silkscreen process to keep the paper aligned for the multiple screens of color). Image area is exceptionally clean, with only a few minor surface abrasions or unobtrusive scratches. Old hinging tape residue on BACK fo print. This original serigraph print is nearly 60 years old, thus certain age-related imperfections are to be expected. Condition has been considered in pricing.

$275

Iris RA Smith 1961
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Iris

Original artist-signed serigraph (silkscreen print)

Signature both in the plate (RA SMITH 62) and hand-signed (RA Smith '62) in the margin, along with the title and edition number in pencil

1962 • Edition of 53

SHEET SIZE ABOUT 26 x 40 INCHES
IMAGE SIZE ABOUT 21 X 35.25 INCHES
ON HEAVY ART PAPER –  WILL BE ROLLED AND MAILED IN A STURDY TUBE DUE TO ITS LARGE SIZE
Condition notes: some edge and corner wear, margins are slightly rumpled and/or lightly soiled and have holes in the corners (it is unknown if this was part of the silkscreen process to keep the paper aligned for the multiple screens of color). Right margin has some staining and the lower right corner is creased/crumple – most of which would be covered when matting/framing. Image area is exceptionally clean, with only a few minor surface abrasions or unobtrusive scratches. This original serigraph print is nearly 60 years old, thus certain age-related imperfections are to be expected. Condition has been considered in pricing.

$200

Red Flowers by Robert Alan Smith
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Red Flowers

Original artist-signed serigraph (silkscreen print)

Signed in the Plate and hand-signed (RA Smith) in the margin, along with the title and edition number in pencil

early '60s (date not present on print) • Edition of 51

SHEET SIZE ABOUT 26 x 40 INCHES
IMAGE SIZE ABOUT 20 X 30.25 INCHES
ON HEAVY ART PAPER –  WILL BE ROLLED AND MAILED IN A STURDY TUBE DUE TO ITS LARGE SIZE
Condition notes: some edge and corner wear, margins are slightly rumpled and/or lightly soiled and spotted. Thumbtack hole lower center margin. Image area is exceptionally clean, with only a few minor surface abrasions or unobtrusive scratches. Some paper stuck on BACK of print not affecting front in any way. This original serigraph print is nearly 60 years old, thus certain age-related imperfections are to be expected. Condition has been considered in pricing.

$275

Red Flowers by Robert Alan Smith
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Red Flowers

Original serigraph (silkscreen print)

NOTE: this print was not signed by RA Smith (see above print to the right for a signed print) but has a signature in the plate

early '60s (date not present on print) • Edition of 51 (not written on print, but see above print on the right)

SHEET SIZE ABOUT 26 x 40 INCHES
IMAGE SIZE ABOUT 20 X 30.25 INCHES
ON HEAVY ART PAPER –  WILL BE ROLLED AND MAILED IN A STURDY TUBE DUE TO ITS LARGE SIZE
Condition notes: some edge and corner wear, margins are slightly rumpled and/or lightly soiled and have holes in the corners (it is unknown if this was part of the silkscreen process to keep the paper aligned for the multiple screens of color). Image area is exceptionally clean, with only a few minor surface abrasions or unobtrusive scratches. Red ink in left margin. This original serigraph print is nearly 60 years old, thus certain age-related imperfections are to be expected. Condition has been considered in pricing. NOTE THAT THIS PRINT IS NOT SIGNED EITHER IN THE PLATE OR IN THE MARGIN. EDITION NUMBER ALSO NOT NOTED, BUT PLEASE REFER TO ABOVE PRINT ON THE RIGHT WHICH DOES HAVE THESE ATTRIBUTES.

$225

Desert Landscape RA Smith 1961
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Desert Landscape

Original artist-signed serigraph (silkscreen print)

Signature both in the plate (RA SMITH 61) and hand-signed (RA Smith '61) in the margin, along with the title and edition number in pencil

1961 • Edition of 60

SHEET SIZE ABOUT 40 X 26 INCHES
IMAGE SIZE ABOUT 36 X 22 INCHES
ON HEAVY ART PAPER –  WILL BE ROLLED AND MAILED IN A STURDY TUBE DUE TO ITS LARGE SIZE
Condition notes: some edge and corner wear, margins are slightly rumpled. Fairly significant damp staining around edges and also through top 1/3 of image, though this would not be terribly noticeable once the piece is mounted/matted for framing. On the BACK of the print, there is some peeling of the outer layer of the paper, making the overall paper somewhat thinner. Again, this would not be noticeable once framied. This original serigraph print is nearly 60 years old, thus certain age-related imperfections are to be expected. Condition has been considered in pricing.

$175

Red Flowers by Robert Alan Smith
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[title not present – but known to be Pink Desert]

Original serigraph (silkscreen print)

NOTE: this print was not hand-signed by RA Smith, but does have a signature in the plate.

early '60s (date not present on print) • Edition not noted, but most likely fewer than 60

SHEET SIZE ABOUT 40 x 26 INCHES
IMAGE SIZE ABOUT 30.25 X 20 INCHES
ON HEAVY ART PAPER –  WILL BE ROLLED AND MAILED IN A STURDY TUBE DUE TO ITS LARGE SIZE
Condition notes: some edge and corner wear, margins are slightly rumpled and/or lightly soiled and have holes in the corners (it is unknown if this was part of the silkscreen process to keep the paper aligned for the multiple screens of color). Image area is exceptionally clean, with only a few minor surface abrasions or unobtrusive scratches. This original serigraph print is nearly 60 years old, thus certain age-related imperfections are to be expected. Condition has been considered in pricing.

$200

Red Flowers by Robert Alan Smith
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[title not present – but known to be Pink Desert]

Original serigraph (silkscreen print)

NOTE: this print was not hand-signed by RA Smith, but does have a signature in the plate.

early '60s (date not present on print) • Edition not noted, but most likely fewer than 60

SHEET SIZE ABOUT 40 x 26 INCHES
IMAGE SIZE ABOUT 30.25 X 20 INCHES
ON HEAVY ART PAPER –  WILL BE ROLLED AND MAILED IN A STURDY TUBE DUE TO ITS LARGE SIZE
Condition notes: some edge and corner wear, upper right margin is somewhat rumpled. Lightly soiled margins with holes in the corners (it is unknown if this was part of the silkscreen process to keep the paper aligned for the multiple screens of color). Image area is exceptionally clean, with only a few minor surface abrasions or unobtrusive scratches. This original serigraph print is nearly 60 years old, thus certain age-related imperfections are to be expected. Condition has been considered in pricing.

$175

Psyche RA Smith 1962
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Psyche

Original artist-signed serigraph (silkscreen print)

Signature both in the plate (RA SMITH 62) and hand-signed (RA Smith '62) in the margin, along with the title and edition number in pencil

1962 • Edition of 47

SHEET SIZE ABOUT 26 x 40 INCHES
IMAGE SIZE ABOUT 22 X 36 INCHES
ON HEAVY ART PAPER –  WILL BE ROLLED AND MAILED IN A STURDY TUBE DUE TO ITS LARGE SIZE
Condition notes: some edge and corner wear and short tears at edges, margins are slightly rumpled and/or lightly soiled and have holes in the corners (it is unknown if this was part of the silkscreen process to keep the paper aligned for the multiple screens of color). Paper is softly age-toned. Minor paper layer loss on BACK not affecting front in any way. Image area is fairly clean, with a few minor surface abrasions or scratches. This original serigraph print is nearly 60 years old, thus certain age-related imperfections are to be expected. Condition has been considered in pricing.

$300

Mother and Child II RA Smith
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Mother and Child II

Original artist-signed serigraph (silkscreen print)

Hand-signed (RA Smith) in the margin, along with the title and edition number in pencil

early 1960s • Edition of 50

SHEET SIZE ABOUT 26 x 40 INCHES
IMAGE SIZE ABOUT 24 X 34 INCHES
ON HEAVY ART PAPER –  WILL BE ROLLED AND MAILED IN A STURDY TUBE DUE TO ITS LARGE SIZE
Condition notes: some edge and corner wear. Margins are slightly rumpled and/or lightly soiled and have holes in the corners (it is unknown if this was part of the silkscreen process to keep the paper aligned for the multiple screens of color). Paper is softly age-toned. Image area is clean, with a few minor surface abrasions or unobtrusive scratches. This original serigraph print is nearly 60 years old, thus certain age-related imperfections are to be expected. Condition has been considered in pricing.

$300

Seated Figure RA Smith
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Seated Figure

Original artist-signed serigraph (silkscreen print)

Hand-signed (RA Smith) in the margin, along with the title and edition number in pencil

early 1960s • Edition of 47

SHEET SIZE ABOUT 26 x 40 INCHES
IMAGE SIZE ABOUT 24 X 34 INCHES
ON HEAVY ART PAPER –  WILL BE ROLLED AND MAILED IN A STURDY TUBE DUE TO ITS LARGE SIZE
Condition notes: some edge and corner wear. Margins are slightly rumpled and/or lightly soiled and have holes in the corners (it is unknown if this was part of the silkscreen process to keep the paper aligned for the multiple screens of color). Paper is softly age-toned. Image area is clean, with a few minor surface abrasions or unobtrusive scratches. Somewhat noticeable spot to right of head. This original serigraph print is nearly 60 years old, thus certain age-related imperfections are to be expected. Condition has been considered in pricing.

$300

Rocking Horse by RA Smith
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Rocking Horse

Original artist-signed serigraph (silkscreen print)

Hand-signed (RA Smith) in the margin, along with the title and edition number in pencil

early 1960s • Edition of 50

SHEET SIZE ABOUT 40 X 26 INCHES
IMAGE SIZE ABOUT 34 X 24 INCHES
ON HEAVY ART PAPER –  WILL BE ROLLED AND MAILED IN A STURDY TUBE DUE TO ITS LARGE SIZE
Condition notes: some edge and corner wear, margins are slightly rumpled and/or lightly soiled and have holes in the corners (it is unknown if this was part of the silkscreen process to keep the paper aligned for the multiple screens of color). Image area is exceptionally clean, with only a few minor surface abrasions or unobtrusive scratches. Light staining on bottom edge of paper. A horizontal band in center of print is likely the result of uneven ink coverage, somewhat noticeable and subjectively could be distracting to some viewers. This original serigraph print is nearly 60 years old, thus certain age-related imperfections are to be expected. Condition has been considered in pricing.

$300

Child's Game by RA Smith 1963
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Child's Game

Original artist-signed serigraph (silkscreen print)

Signed in the Plate (RA Smith) and Hand-signed (RA Smith) in the margin, along with the title and edition number in pencil

1963 • Edition of 49

SHEET SIZE ABOUT 40 X 26 INCHES
IMAGE SIZE ABOUT 34 X 24 INCHES
ON HEAVY ART PAPER –  WILL BE ROLLED AND MAILED IN A STURDY TUBE DUE TO ITS LARGE SIZE
Condition notes: some edge and corner wear, margins are slightly rumpled and/or lightly soiled and have holes in the corners (it is unknown if this was part of the silkscreen process to keep the paper aligned for the multiple screens of color). Image area is exceptionally clean, with only a few minor surface abrasions or unobtrusive scratches. Paper is softly age-toned. This original serigraph print is nearly 60 years old, thus certain age-related imperfections are to be expected. Condition has been considered in pricing.

$300

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