Constructed Head No. 2


Naum Gabo, born Russia, active Norway,
England, and U.S.A., 1890–1977
Constructed Head No. 2, 1953–57
Phosphor bronze,
Bequest of Miriam Gabo, London
Naum Gabo sought a new language for modern art, one that would suit the technological advances of the early twentieth century and blend material and space . Although there is volume to his Constructed Head, its mass really results from the empty spaces that are joined by flat bands.