Dame Barbara HepworthSingle Form (Eikon) 1937-8, cast 1963

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Artist
Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903‑1975)
Title
Single Form (Eikon)
Date 1937-8, cast 1963
MediumBronze
Dimensionsobject: 1480 x 280 x 320 mm, 77 kg
Collection
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Acquisition Presented by the artist 1964
Reference
T00697

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The original of this bronze was a carved plaster column set on a wooden base. The plaster was sent to Paris in 1938 for an exhibition and remained there until 1961. In 1963 Hepworth had it cast in an edition of seven. By the mid 1930s Hepworth had turned from carving semi-naturalistic figures and animals to an exploration of pure sculptural forms. She has written that her interest then centred on the relationship between a form and its surrounding space as well as its integral size, texture and weight. But these sculptures almost always retained an organic character.

August 2004

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