Naum Gabo Torsion (Project for a Fountain) 1960–4

Artwork details

Artist
Naum Gabo 1890–1977
Title
Torsion (Project for a Fountain)
Date 1960–4
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Object: 762 x 841 x 841 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist through the American Federation of Arts 1969
Reference
T01171
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Naum Gabo 1890-1977

T01171 Torsion (Project for a Fountain) 1960-4

Not inscribed
Bronze, 30 x 33 1/8 x 33 1/8 (76 x 84 x 84)
Presented by the artist through the American Federation of Arts 1969
Exh: Naum Gabo, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, April-June 1965 (p22), dated 1960-4; Kunsthalle, Mannheim, June-August 1965 (21); Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum, Duisburg, August-October 1965 (21); Kunsthaus, Zurich, October-December 1965 (21); Den inre och den yttre Rymden, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, January-February 1966 (79); Naum Gabo, Tate Gallery, March-April 1966 (26); Naum Gabo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, March-April 1968 (16, repr.); Naum Gabo: The Constructive Process, Tate Gallery, November 1976-January 1977 (36, repr.)
Repr:XXe Siécle, No.37, December 1971, p.65

This is an exact enlargement of the version in plastic 35.3cm high (T02146), and in turn served as the maquette for the fountain itself (T01754).

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.262, reproduced p.262


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