NAUM GABO (1890-1977)
NAUM GABO (1890-1977)
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NAUM GABO (1890-1977)

Optical Relief

Details
NAUM GABO (1890-1977)
Optical Relief
aluminium, Perspex, paint and stainless steel spring-wire on a hardwood base, unique
32 in. (81 cm.) high, excluding base
Constructed in 1951-1967.
Provenance
Nina Williams.
with Annely Juda, London, where purchased by the present owner circa 2004.
Literature
Exhibition catalogue, Naum Gabo, Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1968, p. 20, no. 10, illustrated.
Exhibition catalogue, Naum Gabo, Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum, 1970, p. 18, no. 16, illustrated.
S.A. Nash and J. Merkert (eds.), Naum Gabo: Sixty Years of Constructivism, Dallas, Museum of Art, 1985, pp. 125, 241, no. 43, illustrated.
Exhibition catalogue, Naum Gabo: Centenary Exhibition, London, Annely Juda, 1990, pp. 48-49, 118, exhibition not numbered, illustrated.
Exhibition catalogue, Naum Gabo: Pioneer of Abstract Sculpture, November - December 1999, pp. 28-29, no. 28, illustrated.
M. Hammer and C. Lodder, Constructing Modernity: The Art and Career of Naum Gabo, London, 2000, pp. 346, 455, pl. 299.
Exhibited
New York, Pierre Matisse Gallery, Gabo: Space and Kinetic Constructions, April - May 1953, no. 8.
Buffalo, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Naum Gabo, March - April 1968, no. 10.
Humlebaek, Louisiana Museum, Naum Gabo, November 1970 - January 1971, no. 16.
Berlin, Nationalgalerie, Naum Gabo, April - May 1971, no. 13: this exhibition travelled to Hannover, Kunstverein, June - July 1971.
Grenoble, Musée de Peinture et de Sculpture, Naum Gabo, September - October 1971, no. 15: this exhibition travelled to Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, November - December 1971.
Lisbon, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Naum Gabo, January - February 1972, no. 14.
Muenster, Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Reliefs: Formprobleme zwischen Malerei und Skulptur im 20. Jahrhundert, August - November 1980, no. 122.
Dallas, Museum of Art, Naum Gabo: Sixty Years of Constructivism, September - November 1985, no. 43: this exhibition travelled to Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, December 1985 - February 1986; New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, March - April 1986; Berlin, Akademie der Künste, September - October 1986; Düsseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, November 1986 - January 1987; and London, Tate Gallery, February - April 1987.
London, Annely Juda, Naum Gabo: Centenary Exhibition, June - September 1990, exhibition not numbered.
New York, Pace Wildenstein, Naum Gabo: Pioneer of Abstract Sculpture, November - December 1999, no. 28.

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