Naum Gabo Model for the Esso Project, Radio City, New York 1949

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Artist
Naum Gabo 1890–1977
Title
Model for the Esso Project, Radio City, New York
Date 1949
Medium Plastic and gold wire mesh
Dimensions Object: 89 x 127 x 51 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1977
Reference
T02184
Not on display

Display caption

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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