P02001 Opus 1 1950
Inscribed 'Gabo' b.r., 'op 1' b.l. and stamped with monogram 'NG' at extreme b.r.
Wood engraving, 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 (7.2 x 7.2) on paper 9 x 6 (22.8 x 15.2)
Presented by the artist through the American Federation of Arts 1967
Lit: Michael Mazur, 'The Monoprints of Naum Gabo' in Print Collector's Newsletter, IX, No.5, 1978, pp.148-50
Repr: Herbert Read and Leslie Martin, Gabo: Constructions, Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, Engravings (London 1957), pl.132 (a different impression, set at a different angle)
The artist wrote of this and the four prints P02002-5: 'All the five prints in question were done during the winter and part of the summer of 1950…