Construction Through a Plane by Naum Gabo

A construction of curved strips and geometrically-cut planes of perspex held together in a finely balanced state of tension.


Perspex with wood base
48 x 48 x 22 cm
Art Fund grant:
£30,000 ( Total: £90,000)
Acquired in:
Private collection

The work centres on the space within the still black element, around which transparent elements hurtle out in all directions.


Purchased from the artist by Professor Sir Leslie and Lady Martin in 1938; thence by descent to the present owner.

Venue details

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art 73/75 Belford Road, EDINBURGH Edinburgh EH4 3DR 0131 624 6200

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