Naum Gabo

Model for ‘Construction in Space, Suspended’


Not on display

Naum Gabo 1890–1977
Plastic and nylon thread
Object: 108 × 102 × 38 mm
Presented by the artist 1977

Catalogue entry

Naum Gabo 1890-1977

T02196 Model for 'Construction in Space, Suspended' 1965

Not inscribed
Plastic with nylon thread, 4 1/4 x 4 x 1 1/2 (10.3 x 10.1 x 4)
Presented by the artist 1977
Exh: Naum Gabo: The Constructive Process, Tate Gallery, November 1976-January 1977 (91)

A model for the suspended form in 'Construction in Space, Suspended' 1965, which exists in two sizes, 30.5cm high and 57cm high. The finished versions have the form suspended between the ends of an inverted half-circle of metal, mounted on a metal base. The interior of the model is strung with red threads and the outside with colourless threads. There are also two small versions with colour in the centre, one owned by Nina S. Gabo which has black and red on the inner edge of the central perspex structure, and the other (formerly in the Bernard Reis collection, New York) which has yellow in the same two places, but the other versions are either entirely strung with colourless nylon or with metal springs. A similar but cruder model, entirely strung in red, is in the Tate Archive.

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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