Naum Gabo

Model for ‘Construction in Space ‘Arch’’


Not on display

Naum Gabo 1890–1977
Plastics (cellulose acetate and cellulose nitrate)
Object: 102 × 203 × 51 mm
Presented by the artist 1977

Catalogue entry

Naum Gabo 1890-1977

T02206 Model for 'Construction in Space "Arch" ' 1937

Not inscribed
Celluloid, approximately 4 x 8 x 2 (10 x 20 x 5) in its present damaged and distorted shape
Presented by the artist 1977

The model for a construction in the Guggenheim Museum, New York, reproduced in Herbert Read and Leslie Martin, Gabo: Constructions, Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, Engravings (London 1957), pls.60 and 61 as 'Construction in Space "Arch" ' 1937, which is 47cm high and 81cm long. Another version, apparently executed later as it is not mentioned by Read and Martin, belongs to Mrs Gabo.

This model is made of thin celluloid, which has broken and twisted out of shape. Both the larger versions are in plastic.

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.247, reproduced p.247

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