Barbara Hepworth

British, 1903-1975

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Barbara Hepworth

British, 1903-1975

1,425 followers

An early pioneer of abstract sculpture, Barbara Hepworth is best known for her ovoid, biomorphic

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An early pioneer of abstract sculpture, Barbara Hepworth is best known for her ovoid, biomorphic creations carved out of stone. Though her early works were more explicitly figurative, many of Hepworth’s completely abstract works are recognized as vaguely feminine, given their smooth, rounded contours. One such …

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Selected career achievements
Blue chip
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
High auction record
$7m, Christie's, 2014
Solo show at a major institution
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and 1 more
Group show at a major institution
Serpentine Galleries, and 5 more
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 4 more
Participated in a major biennial
documenta
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