Naum GaboModel for 'Vertical Construction No. 1' c.1964

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Naum Gabo (1890‑1977)
Model for 'Vertical Construction No. 1'
Date c.1964
MediumBronze, stainless steel springs and plastic
Dimensionsobject: 117 x 32 x 32 mm
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1977
Not on display

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Naum Gabo 1890-1977

T02195 Model for 'Vertical Construction No.1' c.1964

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Bronze with stainless steel springs, 4 5/8 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 (11.6 x 3.3 x 3.3), excluding plastic base; height including base 5 (12.7) Presented by the artist 1977
Exh: Naum Gabo: The Constructive Process, Tate Gallery, November 1976-January 1977 (90)

A model for the sculpture 'Vertical Construction No.1', which exists in several versions. One 100.5cm high in phosphor bronze, with stainless steel springs, was included in the Gabo exhibition at the Tate Gallery in March-April 1966 (31, repr.) with the dates 1964-5, and is now in the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC; another the same size was sold at Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, on 2 May 1974, lot 290, repr. in colour. A further version twice the size, 203cm high, made in 1967, was in the Gabo exhibition at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, in 1968 (28)… (read more)

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