Naum Gabo Cast of One Side of the Alabaster in ‘Construction with Alabaster Carving’ 1938–9, cast 1963

Artwork details

Artist
Naum Gabo 1890–1977
Title
Cast of One Side of the Alabaster in ‘Construction with Alabaster Carving’
Date 1938–9, cast 1963
Medium Plaster
Dimensions Object: 222 x 152 x 38 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1977
Reference
T02205
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Naum Gabo 1890-1977

T02205 Cast of one Side of the Alabaster in 'Construction with Alabaster Carving' 1938-9

Inscribed 'Gabo' on front surface near centre (possibly not by the artist)
Plaster, 8 3/4 x 6 x 1 1/2 (21.5 x 15.2 x 4)
Presented by the artist 1977

See the note on T02204. This cast is of one side of the alabaster only; the back is left in a rough state. It was probably made as a preliminary stage in producing T02204, as the original, being inset in a sheet of plastic, could not be cast entire in a single operation.

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, pp.249-50, reproduced p.249

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