Ovoid construction, 1957

Constant (1920-2005)

Eivormige constructie / Ovoid construction, 1957

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

Construction of perspex, stainless steel and stone, 94 x 67 x 64 cm

Provenance

  • Collection Fondation Constant
  • Longterm loan to Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, 2008 - 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, February 12 – March 7, ‘Constant 1945-‘65’, Rotterdamsche Kunstkring, Galerie Delta Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • 1965, October 1 – November 21, 'Constant', Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands
  • 1966, February 26 – March 24, ‘Constant– schilderijen, gouaches, plastieken, maquettes van Cobra naar New Babylon', Provinciaal/Noordbrabants Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands
  • 1966, January 14 – February 11, ‘Constant – Bilder, Gouaches und Plastiken’, Galerie Rudolf Zwirner, Köln, Germany
  • 1967, May 23 – June 30, 'Constant: von Cobra bis New Babylon', Galerie Heseler, Munich, Germany
  • 1998, November 22 – 1999, January 10, 'Constant – New Babylon', Witte de With, Center for contemporary art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2013, September 21 – 2016, September 4, 'Ik hou van Holland. Nederlandse Kunst na 1945', Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherlands
  • 2015, October 20 – 2016, February 29, 'Constant – New Babylon', Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain (upcoming exhibition)

Literature

  • Constant Nieuwenhuys, ‘Constant’-Bibliothèque d’Alexandrie Paris, 1959 [exhib.cat], Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, March 4 – April 9, 1959, ill. p. 16 (full page detail) + p. 24 ( full page construction)
  • Peter Leo and Constant Nieuwenhuys, 'Constant – Amsterdam' [exhib.cat], Städtische Kunstgalerie, Bochum, March 4 - April 9, 1961, (cat. text Constant), cat. nr. 40 (Divergierende Strahlen I)
  • Victor E. Nieuwenhuys, ‘Constant 1945-‘65’ [exhib.cat], Rotterdamsche Kunstkring, Galerie Delta Rotterdam, pp. 6-7 ill.
  • L.J.F. Wijsenbeek, Constant Nieuwenhuys, Jos de Gruyter & Hein van Haaren, 'Constant' [exhib.cat], Haags Gemeentemuseum, October 1 – November 21, 1965, cat. nr. 140
  • J.W.M. van Haaren & Constant Nieuwenhuys, 'Constant – paintings, gouaches, constructions, models from Cobra to New Babylon'[exh.cat.], Provinciaal/Noordbrabants Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, February 26 – March 25, 1966, cat. nr. 66
  • Constant Nieuwenhuys, 'Constant: von Cobra bis New Babylon' [exhib.cat], Galerie Heseler, 1967: cat. nr. 40 (Divergierende Strahlen I)
  • Jean-Clarence Lambert, 'Constant. New Babylon. Art et Utopie', Éditions Cercle d'Art, Paris, 1997: p. 118
  • 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. 6

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