20.7 x 26.5 cm
Dutch | English
Release date: Spring 2021
Editors Dees Linders, Siebe Thissen, Patricia van Ulzen, Eleonoor Jap Sam Authors Carel Blotkamp (preface), Dees Linders, Siebe Thissen, Patricia van Ulzen, Toke van Helmond (Catherina Lehning), Eleonoor Jap Sam, Sjoerd Westbroek, IEF Capital Image editors Sannetje van Haarst, Nienke Post Translation Marie-Louise Schoondergang
GABO: Portrait of a Sculpture focuses on one artwork: Gabo’s sculpture for department store De Bijenkorf on the Coolsingel in Rotterdam.
The spatial construction from 1957 and the artworks by Zadkine and Henry Moore are seen as the three key works of Rotterdam’s unique international collection called Sculpture International Rotterdam. The history of this untitled sculpture by Gabo is interwoven with the history of the city in many ways. The immediate reason for the publication is the recently completed and long-awaited restoration of the work. The book examines the sculpture from many angles: the history of the sculpture then and now as well as its relationship to the city of Rotterdam, the sculpture in relation to Gabo’s thinking and oeuvre, and the restoration and the changing meaning of the sculpture in the public space.