BARBARA HEPWORTH (1903-1975)
BARBARA HEPWORTH (1903-1975)
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BARBARA HEPWORTH (1903-1975)

Hollow Form with White Interior

Details
BARBARA HEPWORTH (1903-1975)
Hollow Form with White Interior
Nigerian guarea wood with white paint
Height (excluding base): 38 1/2 in. (98 cm.)
Width (excluding base): 31 3/4 in. (81 cm.)
Depth (excluding base): 17 in. (43.2 cm.)
Height (including original black lacquered wood base): 40 1/4 in. (102 cm.)
Carved and painted in 1963; this work is unique
Provenance
Gimpel Fils, London, by whom acquired directly from the artist in July 1969, and thence by descent.
Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, London, by whom acquired from the above in 2003.
Private Collection, London, by whom acquired from the above in 2004.
Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in March 2012.
Literature
Exh. cat., Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture and Drawings, Gimpel Fils, London, 1964, n.p., no. 17 (illustrated).
A.M. Hammacher, Modern English Sculpture, London, 1967, p. 93 (illustrated).
Exh. cat., Salon International de la Femme, Nice, 1970, n.p..
A. Bowness, ed., The Complete Sculpture of Barbara Hepworth 1960-69, London, 1971, no. 328, p. 34 (illustrated pls. 5 & 76).
The Art Book, London, 1994, pl. 214 (illustrated).
Exh. cat., Barbara Hepworth, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia, 2004, n.p. (illustrated in situ).
S. Bowness, ed., Barbara Hepworth - The Plasters: The Gift to Wakefield, Farnham, 2011, p.196 (illustrated in situ pl. 104).
P. Curtis, Barbara Hepworth, London, 2013, p. 28 (illustrated in situ fig. 18).
Exh. cat., Barbara Hepworth, Musée Rodin, Paris, 2019, no. 95, p. 142 (illustrated in situ).
E. Clayton, Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life, London, 2021, p. 233 (illustrated).
Exhibited
Zurich, Gimpel Hanover Galerie, Barbara Hepworth Sculpture and Drawings, November 1963 - January 1964, no. 17, n.p. (illustrated).
London, Tate Gallery, Barbara Hepworth, April - May 1968, no. 130.
London, Gimpel Fils, Sculpture and Reliefs, June - August 1969, no. 26, n.p. (illustrated on the cover).
Dusseldorf, Galerie Wilhelm Grosshennig, Deutsche und Französische Kunstwerke des 20. Jahrhunderts - Gemälde, Plastik, Aquarelle, Handzeichnungen, November 1971 - February 1972, p. 85 (illustrated).
London, Gimpel Fils, Barbara Hepworth, October - November 1972, no. 22.
London, Gimpel Fils, Barbara Hepworth: 50 Sculptures from 1935 to 1970, October - November 1975, no. 39, n.p. (illustrated).
London, Gimpel Fils, Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson, June - September 1990, no. 6.
London, Gimpel Fils, Barbara Hepworth, October - November 1994 (no cat.).
New York, Wildenstein Gallery, Barbara Hepworth: Sculptures from the Estate, October - November 1996, pp. 52-53 & 108 (illustrated).
Cambridge, Kettle's Yard, '45-99: A Personal View of British Painting and Sculpture by Bryan Robertson, November 1999 - January 2000, p. 25 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Leicester, City Gallery, January - February 2000.
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Post Lot Text
This work is recorded as BH 328.

We are grateful to Dr Sophie Bowness & Jenna Lundin Aral for their assistance with the cataloguing apparatus for this work. Dr Sophie Bowness is preparing the revised catalogue raisonné of Hepworth’s sculpture.

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