Naum Gabo

Opus Eight

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About this artwork

Gabo’s monoprints became increasingly sophisticated with time. Opus Eight was preceded by three preparatory drawings, one of which was traced around a piece of cut plastic, which acted as a stencil. It seems that the drawing was traced onto the wooden block around a cut plastic stencil – affirming the close relationship between Gabo as sculptor and printmaker. There are thirty-nine recorded examples of this print.

Published September 2021

  • artist:
    Naum GaboRussianAmerican (1890 - 1977)
  • title:
    Opus Eight
  • date created:
    Unknown
  • materials:
    Monoprint in blue and dark brown ink on Japan paper
  • measurements:
    30.20 x 23.80 cm (image size); 49.10 x 41.40 cm (base material size)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Accepted from Graham Williams under the Cultural Gifts Scheme by HM Government and allocated to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, 2020
  • accession number:
    GMA 5658
  • gallery:
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Naum Gabo

Naum Gabo