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現代及英國戰後藝術

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Dame Barbara Hepworth
1903-1975
MINIATURE OF WINGED FIGURE
aluminium and stringing
height (excluding base): 26.5cm.; 10½in.
Conceived and cast in 1967, the present work is the prototype from the edition of 9 plus 1.
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來源

Gimpel Fils, London, where acquired by a Private American Collector in 1975 and thence by descent to the previous owner
Their sale, Sotheby's New York, 6th November 2015, lot 111, where acquired by the present owner

展覽

London, Tate, Barbara Hepworth: Retrospective 1927-67, 3rd April - 19th May 1968, cat. no.184 (another cast);
London, Gimpel Fils, Barbara Hepworth: 50 Sculptures from 1935 to 1970, 7th October - 15th November 1975, cat. no.36, illustrated (this cast).

出版

Alan Bowness (ed.) The Complete Sculpture of Barbara Hepworth 1960-69, Lund Humphries, London, 1971, cat. no.BH450, illustrated p.45 (another cast).

相關資料

‘I think one of our universal dreams is to move in air and water without the resistance of our human legs. I wanted to evoke this sense of freedom.  If the Winged Figure in Oxford Street gives people a sense of being airborne in rain and sunlight and nightlight I will be very happy.  It is a project I have long wished to fulfil and this site with its wonderful oblique wall was quite perfect.’ (Barbara Hepworth, 1963, https://hepworthwakefield.org)

We are grateful to Dr Sophie Bowness for her kind assistance with the cataloguing apparatus of the present work, which will feature in her forthcoming revised catalogue raisonné of the Artist's sculpture as BH450.

The present work is a minature of Winged Figure (1962), which was commissioned by the John Lewis Partnership for their flagship store on London’s Oxford Street. The monumental version was executed in aluminum and was unveiled on the south east wall of the building on the 21st April 1963, where it remains as an icon of the London landscape today.

現代及英國戰後藝術

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