T02165 Cover Design for a Portfolio of Prints c.1975
Inscribed 'N. Gabo' b.r. and stamped with monogram 'NG' b.r.
Wax crayons, printing ink and stencil on paper, 20 1/8 x 17 (51.2 x 43)
Presented by the artist 1977
Lit: Michael Mazur, 'The Monoprints of Naum Gabo' in Print Collector's Newsletter, IX, No.s, 1978, pp.148-51
Gabo's intention was to produce a number of portfolios (an edition of 25), each containing one monoprint taken from each of the twelve blocks he engraved between 1950 and 1973. From about 1970 on, he was mainly concerned with the presentation of the portfolio, but rejected so many plans that the project was still unrealised and in a preliminary state at the time of his death…