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  • Provenance

    The Hepworth Estate (thence by descent)
    Private Collection (acquired from the above in 2004)
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2009

  • Exhibited

    St Ives, Penwith Gallery, Summer Exhibition 1972, 15 June - 7 September 1972, no. 4 (another example exhibited)
    St Ives, Penwith Gallery, Autumn Exhibition 1973, 6 September - 14 November 1973, no. 3 (another example exhibited)
    St Ives, Penwith Gallery, Spring Exhibition 1973, April - May 1972, no. 13 (another example exhibited)
    Dallas, Neiman Marcus, British Fortnight, 1973
    New York, Marlborough Gallery Inc., Barbara Hepworth. Carvings and Bronzes, 5 May - 29 June 1979, no. 50, p. 55 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Bournemouth, Russel Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Modern Artists, 1979
    Swansea, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and Museum; Bangor Art Gallery; Wrexham Library Art Centre; Isle of Man, Manx Museum, Barbara Hepworth: A Sculptor's Landscape 1934-74, October 1982 - February 1983 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    New York, Pace Wildenstein, Barbara Hepworth. Sculptures from the Estate, 8 October - 16 November 1996, pp. 90-91 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Gouda, Museum het Catharina Gasthuis; Salisbury, New Art Centre, Barbara Hepworth: Polished Bronze, May - September 2003 (another example exhibited)
    Wakefield, The Hepworth Wakefield, A Greater Freedom: Hepworth 1965 - 1975, 18 April 2015 - 24 April 2016 (another example exhibited)
    Eindhoven, Van Abbe Museum, The Collectors Show, 3 September 2011 - 29 January 2012

  • Literature

    Penelope Curtis, Barbara Hepworth, London, 2013, fig. 57 (marble version illustrated)

    We are grateful to Dr Sophie Bowness for her kind assistance with cataloguing this work, which will feature in her forthcoming revised catalogue raisonné of the Hepworth's sculpture as cat. no. BH538.

106

Oval with Two Forms

incised with the artist's signature, number and date and inscribed with the foundry mark 'Barbara Hepworth 6/9 Morris Singer Founders London 1971' on the reverse of the base
polished bronze and bronze base
34 x 39 x 30.5 cm (13 3/8 x 15 3/8 x 12 in.)
Conceived in 1971 and cast in 1972, this work is number 6 from an edition of 9 plus 1 artist's copy.

Estimate
£120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for £112,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 26 June 2018