Naum GaboFirst Model for a 'Monument to the Unknown Political Prisoner' 1952

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Artist
Naum Gabo (1890‑1977)
Title
First Model for a 'Monument to the Unknown Political Prisoner'
Date 1952
MediumPlastic and wire mesh
Dimensionsobject: 127 x 32 x 25 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1977
Reference
T02186
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Naum Gabo 1890-1977

T02186 First Model for a 'Monument to the Unknown Political Prisoner' 1952

Not inscribed
Plastic and wire mesh, 5 x 1 1/4 x 1 (12.7 x 3.1 x 2.5)
Presented by the artist 1977
Exh: Naum Gabo: The Constructive Process, Tate Gallery, November 1976-January 1977 (81)

This preceded the larger maquette T02187 submitted for the International Sculpture Competition: The Unknown Political Prisoner.

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, p.257, reproduced p.257

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