Naum Gabo

Opus Nine

About this artwork

This monoprint was cut in end-grain block of Florida boxwood. There are fifty-one recorded examples of this work. Gabo’s monoprints can call to mind planetary systems of microscopic organisms. However, writing to his friend Sir Norman Reid, director of the Tate Gallery in London, Gabo stated: ‘Never look for any symbolic meanings in the images of my work: there is no other meaning in them than the images themselves.’ Gabo asked that this sentence was published in a Tate Gallery catalogue about his work in 1976.

Published September 2021

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Naum Gabo

Naum Gabo