• Impressionist/Modern Day Sale  auction at Christies

    Sale 2313

    Impressionist/Modern Day Sale

    5 May 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 375

    Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975)

    Shaft and Circle

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    Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975)
    Shaft and Circle
    signed, numbered and inscribed with foundry mark 'Barbara Hepworth 2/9 MORRIS SINGER FOUNDERS LONDON' (on the back of the base)
    polished bronze
    Height: 48 in. (121.9 cm.)
    Conceived in 1972; this bronze version cast in 1974


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    Provenance

    Estate of the artist.
    Marlborough Fine Art, Ltd., London (until July 1981).
    Jay Spectre, New York.
    Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the casting information, correct provenance and additional literature:
    Conceived in 1972; this bronze version cast in 1974

    Estate of the artist.
    Marlborough Fine Art, Ltd., London (until July 1981).
    Jay Spectre, New York.
    Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner.

    M. Gale and C. Stephens, Barbara Hepworth, Works in the Tate Gallery Collection and the Barbara Hepworth Museum, St. Ives, London, 1999, pp. 157 and 262-263, no. 73 (another cast illustrated in color, p. 263).
    W. Ganis, "A Forest of Sculpture: The Simon Spierer Collection," Sculpture, vol. 24, no. 8, October 2005, p. 25 (another cast illustrated in color).


    Literature

    M. Gale and C. Stephens, Barbara Hepworth, Works in the Tate Gallery Collection and the Barbara Hepworth Museum, St. Ives, London, 1999, pp. 157 and 262-263, no. 73 (another cast illustrated in color, p. 263).
    W. Ganis, "A Forest of Sculpture: The Simon Spierer Collection," Sculpture, vol. 24, no. 8, October 2005, p. 25 (another cast illustrated in color).