The Catalogue Raisonné of Hepworth's sculptures
The catalogue raisonné of Hepworth's sculptures is currently being revised for publication under the direction of Dr Sophie Bowness of the Hepworth Estate. It will catalogue for the first time the works of 1970–75, as well as bringing the two previous catalogues up to date. These are:
J.P. Hodin, Barbara Hepworth, with a catalogue of sculptures by Alan Bowness, London (Lund Humphries) and Neuchâtel (Editions du Griffon), 1961. Editions in English, French and German (out of print)
Alan Bowness (ed.), The Complete Sculpture of Barbara Hepworth 1960–69, London (Lund Humphries), 1971 (out of print)
Owners of sculptures are invited to contact Sophie Bowness by email ((sophie (at) barbarahepworth.org.uk)). All information will be treated in confidence and requests for anonymity will be honoured. Sophie Bowness is a granddaughter of Barbara Hepworth.
Information on paintings and drawings by Hepworth would also be gratefully received. The catalogue raisonné of these is in preparation by Sophie Bowness and Jenna Lundin Aral, to be published by Modern Art Press.
The Estate does not issue certificates of authentication.
Hepworth's work is very well documented: the catalogues of sculptures, paintings and drawings were established by Hepworth herself.