Naum Gabo made Linear Construction in Space No 1 during his years in Cornwall, and it is the first sculpture in which he used stringing with nylon filament.

The work might have been a prototype for a larger piece, but Gabo considered each of his works to be originals. This particular piece is thought to be the third in a sequence of 16 versions and was made for Gabo’s friend Jack Pritchard, the influential British manufacturer of avant-garde furniture.


Bought from the artist around 1944 by Jack Pritchard, London; 1963 Marlborough Fine Art, London; 4 February 2003, Lot 262, Christie’s, London [bought in]; Private Collection, Switzerland; Offer Waterman, 2004; Private Collection, UK; Offer Waterman,

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