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Naum Gabo (1890-1977)
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Naum Gabo (1890-1977)

Construction in Space: Suspended

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Naum Gabo (1890-1977)
Construction in Space: Suspended
signed 'gabo' (on the cradle)
perspex, beryllium spring wire, phosphor-bronze cradle on aluminium and perspex base
Height: 19 1/8 in. (48.5 cm.)
Conceived in 1957; this version executed at a later date
Provenance
Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York, by whom acquired directly from the artist in December 1964.
Lilian Florsheim, Chicago, by whom acquired from the above on 16 January 1965.
Marlborough Gallery, New York, by circa 1966.
Galería Marlborough, Vaduz.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in August 1988.
Literature
S.A. Nash & J. Merkert, Naum Gabo, Sixty Years of Constructivism, including Catalogue Raisonné of the Constructions and Sculptures, Munich/Dallas, 1985, no. 70 (other examples illustrated pp. 133-134).
Exhibited
New York, Marlborough Fine Art, Masters of Modern Sculpture, May - June 1978, no. 21 (titled 'Construction in Space - Suspended Version I').
New York, Marlborough Fine Art, Masters of Modern Art and Contemporary Sculpture, November - December 1984, no. 23 (titled 'Version II').
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This sculpture is sold with a photo-certificate from Mrs Nina Williams, the artist's daughter.

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