Catalogue entry

Naum Gabo 1890-1977

T02158 Sketch for a Stone Carving 1933

Inscribed 'N. Gabo 33.' b.r.
Pencil on paper, 5 1/2 x 8 5/8 (14 x 22)
Presented by the artist 1977
Exh: Naum Gabo, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, April-June 1965 (t21); Kunsthalle, Mannheim, June-August 1965 (68); Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum, Duisburg, August-October 1965 (68); Kunsthaus, Zurich, October-December 1965 (68); Den inre och den yttre Rymden, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, January-February 1966 (128); Naum Gabo, Tate Gallery, March-April 1966 (87); Naum Gabo: The Constructive Process, Tate Gallery, November 1976-January 1977 (40)

This appears to be a study for a scuplture in sandstone and plastic on a slate base which exists in at least two versions 20.3 and 40.5 cm high (see Herbert Read and Leslie Martin, Gabo: Constructions, Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, Engravings, London 1957, pls. 50 and 51 as 'Construction' 1933), and which is unusual in Gabo's work in being a combination of construction and carving. T02172 and T02147 are models for the same work.

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, pp.244-5, reproduced p.244