Infinite line, 1958

Constant (1920-2005)

Lijn zonder einde / Infinite line, 1958

Photographer: Tom Haartsen © Constant/Fondation Constant c/o Pictoright Amsterdam 2015

Construction of perspex and paint, square metal (aluminum), brass wires and iron hanging eye, 145 x 70 x 70 cm (incl. hanging eye: 150 cm)

Provenance

  • Collection Fondation Constant
  • Longterm loan to the Cobra museum of modern art, Amstelveen, The Netherlands, 2005 - 2015

Exhibited

  • 1959, May 4 – June 8, 'Constructies en maquettes', Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1961, March 4 – April 9, ‘Constant-Amsterdam’, Städtische Kunstgalerie, Bochum, Germany
  • 1965, October 1 – November 21, ‘Constant’, Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 1966, June - November, 1966 'Constant. Cobra and New Babylon - paintings, drawings, constructions and models', 33rd Biennale of International Art, Venice , Dutch Pavillion, Italy
  • 1998, November 22 – 1999, January 10, 'Constant – New Babylon', Witte de With, Center for contemporary art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2006, June 17 – September 24, 2006, ‘Play! The Art of the Game', Cobra Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
  • 2015, October 20 – 2016, Februariy 29, 'Constant – New Babylon', Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain (upcoming exhibition)

Literature

  • ‘Constant’, Paris: Bibliothèque D’Alexandrie, 1959 [exhib.cat], Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, March 4 – April 9, 1959, ill. (full page) p. 22
  • Peter Leo and Constant Nieuwenhuys, ‘Constant-Amsterdam’ [exhib.cat], Städtische Kunstgalerie, Bochum, March 4 – April 9, 1961, pp. 34-35, ill. 35, cat.nr. 38
  • L.J.F. Wijsenbeek, Constant Nieuwenhuys, Jos de Gruyter & Hein van Haaren, 'Constant' [exhib.cat], Haags Gemeentemuseum, October 1 – November 21, 1965, cat. nr. 145
  • R.W.D. Oxenaar, et al., ‘Constant. Cobra and New Babylon - paintings, drawings, constructions and models’ [exhib.cat], '33rd Biennale of International Art, Venice, June 18 – October 16, 1966: p. 129, cat. nr. 26
  • Mark Wigley, 'Constant's New Babylon. The Hyper-Architecture of Desire' [exhib.cat], Witte de With, Center for contemporary art, 010 Publishers, Rotterdam, 1998: p. 45, ill. 7

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