Naum GaboModel for Monument for an Airport c.1932

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Artist
Naum Gabo (1890‑1977)
Title
Model for Monument for an Airport
Date c.1932
MediumPlastic
Dimensionsobject: 63 x 121 x 76 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1977
Reference
T02168
Not on display

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Models were an essential stage in Gabo''s working practice. He usually began with drawings, then built models, which allowed him to test the different types of materials he might use. A comparison of the models for Monument for an Airport and Spiral Theme with the finished sculptures on display in this room demonstrates the precision of his enlargement process. Two of the models incorporate pieces of stone, an idea which emerged in 1930-1.

August 2004

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