Naum Gabo

Model For A Sculpture In Rotterdam (Final Model For Bijenkorf Construction, Rotterdam)

Found at Sothebys, London
Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale, Lot 4
1. Mar - 1. Mar 2017
Estimate: 200.000 - 300.000 GBP
Price realised: 260.750 GBP
Naum Gabo
1890 - 1977
MODEL FOR A SCULPTURE IN ROTTERDAM (FINAL MODEL FOR BIJENKORF CONSTRUCTION, ROTTERDAM)
painted brass, copper and steel on a bronze base
height (not including base): 153.5cm.
60 1/2 in.
Executed in 1955. This work is unique.
N.V. Kononklijke Bijenkorf Beheer KBB, Amsterdam (commissioned from the artist in October 1955. Sold: Sotheby’s, London, 25th June 1985, lot 57) | Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Auction result well in line with expectations

The work Model For A Sculpture In Rotterdam (Final Model For Bijenkorf Construction, Rotterdam) by Naum Gabo was sold in the Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale auction at Sothebys in London in March 2017. The price achieved of GBP 260,750.00 (€ 305,573.26) was within expectations - the estimate range had previously been set by the auction house as GBP 200,000.00 – 300,000.00. Other works by Naum Gabo have already achieved higher auction prices, for example, in October 2019 the work Linear Construction in Space No. 2 was auctioned for GBP 515,250.00 (€ 597,653.05).

Auktionsergebnis im Rahmen der Erwartungen

Die Arbeit Model For A Sculpture In Rotterdam (Final Model For Bijenkorf Construction, Rotterdam) von Naum Gabo wurde im März 2017 in der Auktion Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale bei Sothebys in London versteigert. Der dabei erzielte Preis von GBP 260.750,00 (€ 305.573,26) lag im Rahmen der Erwartungen – die Schätzpreisspanne war von dem Auktionshaus zuvor mit GBP 200.000,00 – 300.000,00 angegeben worden. Andere Arbeiten von Naum Gabo konnten bereits höhere Auktionspreise erzielen, so wurde im Oktober 2019 die Arbeit Linear Construction in Space No. 2 für GBP 515.250,00 (€ 597.653,05) versteigert.

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