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Model for 'Torsion'

Naum Gabo

Model for 'Torsion'

Naum Gabo
  • Date: c.1928
  • Style: Kinetic Art
  • Genre: sculpture
  • Media: plastic

Many of Gabo's sculptures first appeared as tiny models. They were often projects for monumental public schemes, rarely achieved, in which sculpture and architecture came together. His proposal that Monument for an Airport could be used to advertise Imperial Airways, as either a desk display or an outdoor sculpture, was never realised. Model for 'Torsion', however, was eventually translated into a large fountain outside St Thomas' Hospital in London.

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