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Naum Gabo
  • Naum Gabo

  • Naum Gabo (1890-1977) was one of the most important representatives of the Russian avant-garde in Berlin during the 1920s. After periods studying in Munich, he spent the years of the First World War exiled in Norway. From Norway he returned to Russia, which was experiencing a mood of social departure after the revolution. There, together with his brother Antoine Pevsner, he published the “Realistic Manifesto” in 1920, formulating a radical new understanding of sculpture. As Gabo's concept of art was irreconcilable with the tendencies of Socialist Realism, in 1922 he moved to Berlin, where he participated in the First Russian Art Exhibition and became a member of the “Novembergruppe”. In 1935 he fled from the Nazi regime to London, and later emigrated to the USA, where he died in 1977.

    Nina Williams, the artist's daughter, handed over parts of Gabo's estate to the Berlinische Galerie in 1987. Besides sculptures, drawings and watercolour works, the Gabo archive contains sketches and models for sculptures, architectural designs, attempts at literary writing and one of the last three surviving copies of the “Realistic Manifesto”. There are also drawings and documents associated with Gabo's entry to the competition for the “Palace of the Soviets” in 1931, his diaries ‒ written in Russian ‒ and a collection of documentary photographs.

    Here you can see a small selection of objects. Using the "Search" you will find all digitalised materials to Naum Gabo.


Results:  28

[Wir nennen uns Konstruktivisten - weil wir unsere Bilder nicht mehr malen und unsere plastiken nicht mehr modelieren]
Modell Wettbewerbsentwurf Palast der Sowjets
  • 1992
  • Holz, Sperrholz, Pappe, Plexglas, Metall
  • 52 x 125 x 45 cm (Modell) (Objektmaß)
Model for "Spheric Theme"
  • 1936/37
  • transparentes Perspex
  • 10 x 10 cm (Objektmaß)
Model for "Torsion"
  • um 1929
  • Zelluloid
  • 34 x 40 x 40 cm (Objektmaß)
Experimentiermodell für eine Tragekonstruktion
  • um 1931
  • Kunststoff (Cellulosenitrat)
  • 3,3 x 4 x 4 cm (Objektmaß)
Studie für eine Konstruktion
  • 1928
  • Bleistift auf Pergamentpapier
  • 23,9 x 21,9 cm (Blattmaß)
Skizze Monte Carlo
  • 1926
  • Bleistift und Kreide auf braunem Papier
  • 26,8 x 23 cm (Blattmaß)
[Wie kennen Sie Herr Gabo so unkonsequent leben...]
  • 1925 - 1929
  • Papier, handgeschrieben, Tinte
Monument for an Airport
  • 1924/26 wieder zusammengesetzt 1985
  • Glas (ersetzt), emailliertes Messing (wieder gestrichen) und Holz auf Holzuntersatz
  • 49 x 73,3 x 30 cm (Objektmaß)
Construction in Space, Vertical
  • 1923/25
  • Glas, bemaltes Messing, Plastik auf schwarz bemaltem Holzsockel
  • 120 x 52 x 59 cm (Objektmaß)
    • Naum Gabo (1890 - 1977)

  • Column

  • 1922-23, Version von ca. 1947
  • Perspex auf Aluminiumuntersatz
  • 28,5 x 19,2 cm (Alusockelplatte) (Objektmaß)
Ohne Titel (Erste Russische Kunstausstellung 1922 Berlin in der Galerie van Diemen & Co)
  • 1922
  • Silbergelatinepaper
  • 12 x 16,5 cm (Bildmaß)