Naum GaboConstruction on a Line 1935-7

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Artist
Naum Gabo (1890‑1977)
Title
Construction on a Line
Date 1935-7
MediumPlastic
Dimensionsobject: 451 x 432 x 89 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1980
Reference
T03054
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T03054 CONSTRUCTION ON A LINE 1937

Inscribed ‘N. GABO’ low down, at corner
Perspex, 17 3/4 ×17 × 3 1/2 (45 × 43 × 9)
Purchased from Mrs Lois Ventris (Grant-in-Aid) 1979
Prov: Mrs Dora Ventris, London (purchased from the artist through the London Gallery 1938); Michael Ventris, London; Mrs Lois Ventris, London
Exh: Constructions by N. Gabo, London Gallery, January 1938 (10) as ‘Construction on a Line in Space’ 1937; Naum Gabo, Tate Gallery, March–April 1966 (10); Naum Gabo: The Constructive Process, Tate Gallery, November 1976–January 1977 (61)
Lit: Herbert Read and Leslie Martin, Gabo: Constructions, Sculpture Paintings, Drawings, Engravings, 1957, p.183, pl.59 (probably a different version)
Repr: Gabo-Pevsner (exh. catalogue), Museum of Modern Art, New York 1948, p… (read more)

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