Naum Gabo

Optical Relief

Found at Christies
Modern British and Irish ArtEvening Sale, Lot 40
20. Oct - 20. Oct 2021
Estimate: 50.000 - 80.000 GBP
Price realised: 93.750 GBP
NAUM GABO (1890-1977)
Optical Relief
aluminium, Perspex, paint and stainless steel spring-wire on a hardwood base, unique
32 in. (81 cm.) high, excluding base
Constructed in 1951-1967.

Upper estimated price slightly exceeded

The work Optical Relief by Naum Gabo was auctioned at Christies in October 2021. It achieved a price of GBP 93,750.00 (€ 111,068.43), exceeding the upper end of the estimate range by 17%. Admittedly, works by Naum Gabo have also been auctioned for a multiple of this price - according to our records, the highest result so far was achieved by the work Linear Construction in Space No. 2 in October 2019 with an auction result of GBP 515,250.00 (€ 597,653.05).

Oberer Schätzpreis leicht übertroffen

Die Arbeit Optical Relief von Naum Gabo kam im Oktober 2021 bei Christies zur Auktion. Sie erzielte dabei einen Preis von GBP 93.750,00 (€ 111.068,43) und übertraf damit das obere Ende der Schätzpreisspanne um 17%. Freilich wurden Arbeiten von Naum Gabo auch schon für ein Vielfaches dieses Preises versteigert – das bisher höchste Ergebnis erzielte nach unseren Aufzeichnungen die Arbeit Linear Construction in Space No. 2 im Oktober 2019 mit einem Auktionsergebnis von GBP 515.250,00 (€ 597.653,05).

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