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T02148 Quartz Stone Carving 1936-40
White quartz, 6 1/4 x 9 3/4 x 7 7/8 (16 x 15 x 19)
Presented by the artist 1977
Exh: Naum Gabo: The Constructive Process, Tate Gallery, November 1976-January 1977 (45) as 'Quartz Stone Carving' 1936-40
This is related to a larger carving in Portland stone, 24 x 37 x 23cm, reproduced in Herbert Read and Leslie Martin, Gabo: Constructions, Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, Engravings (London 1957), pls.55 and 56 as 'Kinetic Stone Carving' 1936, but its forms are much more blurred and rounded.
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.249, reproduced p.249