Naum Gabo Sketch 1917

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Artwork details

Artist
Naum Gabo 1890–1977
Title
Sketch
Date 1917
Medium Graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 283 x 286 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1977
Reference
T02150
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Naum Gabo 1890-1977

T02150 Sketch 1917

Inscribed 'NG [cyrillic letters] 1917' b.r.
Pencil on paper, 11 1/8 x 11 1/4 (28.2 x 28.6)
Presented by the artist 1977
Exh: Naum Gabo: The Constructive Process, Tate Gallery, November 1976-January 1977 (7) as 'Sketch'
Repr: Herbert Read and Leslie Martin, Gabo: Constructions, Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, Engravings (London 1957), pl.10 (upside down and with both sides trimmed, excluding the inscription) as 'Drawing'

See the note on T02151. This also appears to have been made as an idea for a relief construction.

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.232, reproduced p.232

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