Naum Gabo

Linear Construction in Space No. 2

Found at Christies, London
The Jeremy Lancaster Collection, Lot 13
01.Okt - 01.Okt.2019
Estimate: 150.000 - 200.000 GBP
Price realised: 515.250 GBP
signed 'Gabo' (at the top of one of the planes)
Perspex with nylon monofilament, on a wooden base
excluding wooden base: 15 x 11 1/8 x 11 1/8in. (38.1 x 28.2 x 28.2cm.)
overall: 16 7/8 x 16 7/8 x 16 7/8in. (42.8 x 42.2 x 42.2cm.)
Executed in 1957-1958
this work is unique.
Sir Herbert Read (a gift from the artist in April 1958), and thence by descent. | Their sale, Christie’s, London, 30 March 1987, lot 34. | Acquired from the above by Waddington Galleries, London. | Annely Juda Fine Art, London. | Private Collection, Japan. | Waddington Galleries, London. | Acquired from the above by Jeremy Lancaster, 16 July 1996.

A top price for Naum Gabo

This artwork by Naum Gabo achieved an unexpectedly high price at Christies in London in October 2019. In the The Jeremy Lancaster Collection auction, the work Linear Construction in Space No. 2 sold for GBP 515,250.00 (€ 597,653.05) - well above the upper estimate of GBP 200,000.00. This high result makes Linear Construction in Space No. 2 the most expensive artwork by Naum Gabo that we have observed at auctions so far.

Ein Spitzenpreis für Naum Gabo

Dieses Kunstwerk von Naum Gabo erzielte im Oktober 2019 bei Christies in London einen unerwartet hohen Preis. In der Auktion The Jeremy Lancaster Collection wurde die Arbeit Linear Construction in Space No. 2 für GBP 515.250,00 (€ 597.653,05) versteigert – und damit weit über dem oberen Schätzpreis von GBP 200.000,00. Dieses hohe Ergebnis macht Linear Construction in Space No. 2 zu dem teuersten Kunstwerk von Naum Gabo, das wir bisher bei Auktionen beobachtet haben.

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