Naum Gabo 1890-1977
P11388 Opus 7 1956-73
Inscribed ‘Gabo’ b.r.
Wood-engraving, 12 x 9¿ (30.5 X 23.8) on Japanese paper, 22 x 15¿ (55.8 x 39.8).
Presented by the artist 1971.
When writing on 28 April 1968 about his previous prints ‘Opus 1–6’, the artist said: ‘since then I have not had the time to do any more engraving or printing.’ This print is therefore later (though he cannot remember its exact date). He afterwards told the compiler that he is making three more prints, all of which were started in the 1970s, and that he hopes eventually to publish his prints in a set of ten in an album. So far he has only printed twenty-five of each as he does all his printing himself, with his hands, and finds this a slow and laborious undertaking; he may nevertheless increase the size of the edition later on. Each impression is different and therefore unique.
Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1970–1972, London 1972.