Dame Barbara HepworthApollo 1951

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Artist
Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903‑1975)
Title
Apollo
Date 1951
MediumMetal
Dimensionsobject: 1735 x 1050 x 860 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Accepted by HM Government in lieu of inheritance tax and allocated to Tate 2005, accessioned 2006
Reference
T12285

Catalogue entry

Apollo 1951

L00945
BH 167

Painted steel rod 1540 x 1050 x 860 (60 5/8 x 42 1/2 x 33 7/8) set in concrete base 175 x 385 x 355 (6 7/8 x 15 1/8 x 14)

On loan from the Barbara Hepworth Estate

Literature:
J.P. Hodin, Barbara Hepworth, 1961, p.167, no.167
Sally Festing, Barbara Hepworth: A Life of Forms, 1995, pp.201-2

Reproduced:
Barbara Hepworth: A Pictorial Autobiography, 1970, New ed. 1978, pp.61-2, pls.169, 171

Displayed in the artist's garden, Barbara Hepworth Museum, St Ives

In 1951, at the invitation of the theatre producer Michel St Denis, Hepworth designed a production of Sophocles's Electra at the Old Vic theatre, London. The play ran from March until April 1951 and starred Peggy Ashcroft in the title-role… (read more)

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