Naum Gabo Quartz Stone Carving 1936–40

Artwork details

Artist
Naum Gabo 1890–1977
Title
Quartz Stone Carving
Date 1936–40
Medium Quartz
Dimensions Object: 165 x 252 x 202 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1977
Reference
T02148
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Naum Gabo 1890-1977

T02148 Quartz Stone Carving 1936-40

Not inscribed
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.

Published in:
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

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