Naum Gabo

Red Stone

1964–5

On display at Tate St Ives

Artist
Naum Gabo 1890–1977
Medium
Stone
Dimensions
Object: 210 x 410 x 460 mm, 70 kg
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1995
Reference
T06992

Display caption

Gabo is probably best known for his geometrical constructions in plastics and metals. But this unusual sculpture demonstrates his interest in more organic forms. It resembles a ridged shell, perhaps the curved spiral of an ammonite fossil. When Gabo lived in England from 1936-46, he spent much of his time with his friends, the artists Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth, at St Ives on the Cornish coast. He became a keen collector of stones and pebbles found during walks along the beach.

Gallery label, August 2004

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