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Naum Gabo
SPHERIC THEME: BLACK VARIATION
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Naum Gabo
SPHERIC THEME: BLACK VARIATION

Details & Cataloguing

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London

Naum Gabo
1890 - 1977
SPHERIC THEME: BLACK VARIATION
transparent rhodoid and black celluloid
32.2 by 41.5 by 33 cm. 12 5/8 by 16 3/4 by 13 in.
Executed in 1937
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Provenance

The Estate of Naum & Miriam Gabo, United Kingdom.

Mr & Mrs Graham Williams (by descent from the above).

Private Collection, Paris (acquired in 1990).

Anon. sale, Sotheby's London, 25 June 2009, lot 162.

Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.

Exhibited

New Haven, Yale University Art Gallery, Paintings and Sculpture by the Directors of the Société Anonyme, 1920-48, 1948 (no. 38) (incorrectly dated 1936). 

Dallas, Museum of Art, Dallas, Naum Gabo: Sixty Years of Constructivism - Retrospective, 1985 (illustrated, p. 111, no. 26; CR p. 221, no. 37.6). This exhibition later travelled to Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario; New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Berlin, Akademie der Künste; Düsseldorf, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen; London, The Tate Gallery.

London, South Bank Centre, Naum Gabo: The Constructive Idea, Sculpture, Drawings, Paintings, Monoprints, 1987-88, (illustrated, p. 20, no. 15). This exhibition later travelled to Newcastle, Hatton Gallery; Hull, Ferens Art Gallery; Manchester, City Art Gallery; Birmingham, City Art Gallery & Glasgow, Art Gallery & Museum.

Toyko, Seibu Museum of Art, Dada and Constructivism, 1988 (illustrated, p. 120, no. 33). This exhibition later travelled to Amagasaki, Seibu Tsukashin Hall; Kamakura, Museum of Modern Art; Madrid, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía.

Como, Palazzo Volpi, L'Europa dei razionalisti - pittura, scultura, architettura negli anni trenta, 1989 (illustrated, p. 121).

Lugano, Galleria Pieter Coray, Naum Gabo, 1989 (illustrated, p. 28, no. 2, p. 62). Thie exhibition later travelled to Paris, Galerie de France, 1989-90.

Valencia, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Centre Julio González, Arte Abstracto, Arte Concreto: Paris, Cercle et Carré, 1930, 1990.

Barcelona, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Art i Utopia. L'Accio restringida, 2004.

Nantes, Musée des Beaux-Arts, L'Action restreinte, art et poésie, l'effet Mallarmé, 2005 (illustrated, p. 231).

Paris, Galerie de France, Tours et détours dans la collection, 2006.

Hanover, Sprengel Museum, Merz areas, Kurt Schwitters and his friends, 2007.

Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Surreal Things, 2007.

Literature

Herbert Read & Leslie Martin, Gabo: Constructions, Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings, Engravings, London, 1957 (illustrated, figs. 72 & 73).

Herbert Read, A Concise History of Modern Sculpture, London, 1964 (illustrated, no. 108) (miscaptioned).

Steven A. Nash & Jörn Merkert (eds.), Naum Gabo: Sixty Years of Constructivism, exh. cat., Munich, 1985 (illustrated, p. 121, no. 29).

Steven A. Nash & Jörn Merkert (eds.), Naum Gabo: Sixty Years of Constructivism, exh. cat., London, 1987 (p. 29, no. 35).

Martin Hammer & Christina Lodder, Constructing Modernity: The Art & Career of Naum Gabo, New Haven & London, 2000 (illustrated, p. 265, no. 182).

Signals

London