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Identification and Creation
Object Number
BR58.46
People
Naum Gabo, American (Briansk Russia 1890 - 1977 Waterbury CT)
Title
Construction in Space with Balance on Two Points
Classification
Sculpture
Work Type
sculpture
Date
c. 1925-1926
Culture
Russian
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Cellulose acetate and polymethyl methacrylate (plexiglas)
Dimensions
25.6 x 34.9 x 16.5 cm (10 1/16 x 13 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.)
with base: 27.1 x 34.9 x 16.5 cm (10 11/16 x 13 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.)
Provenance
The artist, gift; to Alexander Dorner, Providence, RI, 1938. Lydia Dorner, gift; to Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1958.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Gift of Lydia Dorner in memory of Dr. Alexander Dorner
Accession Year
1958
Object Number
BR58.46
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Charles Werner Haxthausen, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Abbeville Press (New York, NY, 1980), p. 65, repr. pp. 64-65

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), no. 356, p. 300, repr.

Caroline A. Jones, Modern Art at Harvard: The Formation of the Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Collections of the Harvard University Art Museums (New York, NY and Cambridge, MA, Abbeville Press/Harvard University Art Museums, 1985). With an essay by John Coolidge and a preface by John M. Rosenfield. To accompany the inaugural exhibition at the Sackler Museum, Oct 21 1985 - Jan 5 1986, p. 104, fig. 99, ill. (b/w)

Steven Nash, ed., Naum Gabo, sixty years of constructivism : including catalogue raisonné of the constructions and sculptures, Prestel Verlag (Munich, 1985), cat. no. 22.4

Peter Nisbet and Emilie Norris, Busch-Reisinger Museum: History and Holdings, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1991), p. 68, ill.

Peter Nisbet and Joseph Koerner, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, ed. Peter Nisbet, Harvard University Art Museums and Scala Publishers Ltd. (Cambridge, MA and London, England, 2007), p. 121

Exhibition History

From Werkbund to Bauhaus: Art and Design in Germany 1900-1934, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge

Works from the 20th Century Collection of the Busch-Reisinger, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 06/15/1980 - 09/01/1980; Wildenstein Gallery, New York, New York, 09/23/1980 - 10/24/1980

20th-Century Works on Paper from the Permanent Collection, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 09/07/1981 - 11/11/1981

Deutsche Kunst des 20. Jahrhunderts aus dem Busch-Reisinger Museum, Stadtische Galerie im Stadelschen Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, 10/23/1982 - 01/16/1983; Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin 30, 02/10/1983 - 04/17/1983; Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, 05/08/1983 - 06/26/1983

HAA 10 Survey Course: The Western Tradition, Art Since the Renaissance, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 03/08/2008 - 04/06/2008

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