Naum Gabo

Model for ‘Construction in Space ‘Two Cones’’

1927

Medium
Plastic
Dimensions
Object: 86 x 108 x 124 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the artist 1977
Reference
T02169

Catalogue entry

Naum Gabo 1890-1977

T02169 Model for 'Construction in Space "Two Cones" ' 1927

Not inscribed
Celluloid, 3 3/8 x 4 1/4 x 4 7/8 (8.3 x 10.8 x 12.4)
Presented by the artist 1977
Exh: Naum Gabo: The Constructive Process, Tate Gallery, November 1976-January 1977 (23, repr.)

See the note on T02143. A variant in which both the black struts were on the same side and stuck out sideways and upwards, instead of being bent round and attached to the ends of the cones, is reproduced in Herbert Read and Leslie Martin, Gabo: Constructions, Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, Engravings (London 1957), pl.44. It may have been an earlier state of this model.

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.239, reproduced p.239

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