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Infant, Burmese wood, 1929 (BH 24), Tate (Barbara Hepworth Museum, St Ives)
This website has been set up by the Hepworth Estate and is designed to provide information on all aspects of the life and work of the sculptor Barbara Hepworth.
The Hepworth Wakefield opened on 21 May 2011 in the city where Hepworth was born and grew up. It had over 500,000 visitors in its first year of opening. The Hepworth is a new museum containing the gift of a unique collection of forty-four working models in plaster and aluminium from the Hepworth Estate, alongside the existing collection of Wakefield Art Gallery which includes a particularly strong group of works by twentieth century British artists. A book, Barbara Hepworth: The Plasters, edited by Sophie Bowness, was published by Lund Humphries in April 2011 to coincide with the opening. It contains essays by Frances Guy, Gordon Watson, David Chipperfield, Sophie Bowness and Jackie Heuman, together with a complete catalogue of the plasters and a preface by Simon Wallis.
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Barbara Hepworth: The Hospital Drawings, by Nathaniel Hepburn, was published in October 2012 to accompany the exhibition launched at The Hepworth Wakefield. The book is a comprehensive account of this series of works made by Hepworth in 1947-9, derived from observation in operating theatres in Exeter and London. Each work is reproduced in the book, together with an unpublished lecture given by Hepworth to surgeons in around 1953.
Barbara Hepworth: The Hospital Drawings, Mascalls Gallery, Kent, 14 June –24 August 2013
The New Art Centre at Roche Court, near Salisbury, handles works for sale from the Hepworth Estate. For more information visit http://www.sculpture.uk.com
The Catalogue Raisonné of Hepworth's sculptures is currently being revised for publication under the direction of Dr Sophie Bowness of the Hepworth Estate. more...
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