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Description

Naum Gabo (1890-1977)
Linear Construction in Space No. 2
perspex with nylon monofilament with black insets on an integral wooden base
39 x 28 x 28 cm. (excluding the wooden base)
42 x 32 x 32 cm. (including the wooden base)
Conceived in 1949 and executed in 1957; the base conceived in 1957-1958

Exhibited

Paris, Galerie Claude Bernard, Sculpture, February-March 1958.
Rotterdam, Boymans Museum/Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Gabo, 12 April-23 June 1958, no. 18.
Schiedam, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedammers tonen hun kunstbezit, 18 December 1959-16 February 1960, no. 194.
Schiedam, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Collectie Piet en Ida Sanders. Leven met kunst, 30 June-21 October 2012.

Literature

H. Read (a.o.), Gabo: Constructions, Sculpture, Painting, Drawings, Engravings, London/Bradford 1957, no. 86, p. 184 (another example illustrated).
George Rickey, 'Naum Gabo 1890-1977', in: Artforum, vol. 16 (1977) no. 3 (November), pp. 22-27 (another example illustrated p. 25).
S. Nash and J. Merkert, Naum Gabo: Sixty Years of Constructivism: Including Catalogue Raisonné of the Constructions and Sculptures, Munich 1985, no. 55.11, p. 236, as: Linear Construction in Space No. 2.
M. Hammer and C. Lodder, Constructing Modernity: the Art and Career of Naum Gabo, New Haven 2000, pp. 323-326 (another example illustrated p. 324).
P. Sanders, Herinneringen, Amsterdam, 2009, p. 116 (illustrated).

Provenance

Commissioned from the artist by Piet and Ida Sanders in 1956.

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