Naum Gabo

Russian sculptor, 1890-1977

Naum Gabo was an influential sculptor, theorist, and key figure in Russia's post-Revolution avant-garde and the development of twentieth-century sculpture. His work combined geometric abstraction with a dynamic organization of form in constructions, monumental public sculpture and pioneering kinetic works. Responding to the scientific and political revolutions of his age, Gabo led an eventful life, moving to Munich, Oslo, Moscow, London, and finally the United States, and within the circles of the major avant-garde movements of the day, including Cubism, Futurism and Constructivism.

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Gabo, Naum

Bildhauer, Maler, Architekt und Designer (1890–1977). Eigenh. Bleistiftzeichnung mit U. O. O. 1 S. Schmal-Folio.
$ 765 / 650 € (22485)

Naum Gabo (1890–1977), Bildhauer, Maler, Architekt und Designer. E. Bleistiftzeichnung mit U. O. O., 25. Oktober 1928. 1 S. Schmal-Folio. – Portrait im Profil eines Hans Emcke, signiert „Gabo“. – Mit drei weiteren U. von Regina und Margot Samuel und Ida Falk sowie mit einer kleinen Bleistiftskizze eines Frauenkopfs mit Noten. – Papierbedingt leicht gebräunt und mit kleinen Läsuren am linken Rand; in einer Unterschrift ein größerer Tintenklecks.

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Gabo, Naum

Bildhauer, Maler und Architekt (1890-1977). 4 autograph letters signed. New York. 4to. 12 Seiten. Mit Beilagen.
$ 5,648 / 4.800 € (47370)

To Alexander Dorner (former curator and head of the Kestner Society, who was living then in Providence, Rhode Island), announcing a visit at Providence, sending a sculpture, asking for some thoughts on a newspaper project, reporting from an exhibition that had ended even now (“Nothing sold. - No money“, transl.), and on some articles for publication. Again and again, Gabo describes the difficulties of exile: "[...] Well, life still goes on, although a lot of things are different. One is pessimistic, and the future looks quite dark.

Therefore, art sells as well as not. Hard, very hard times [...]” (transl.)“. - In his letter from December 8, Gabo is describing in detail the preparation of Dorner’s publication on Gropius. - Accompanied by 1 typed letter by Gabo, and 3 from his wife Miriam, all signed, 1953–1956..

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