Barbara Hepworth, ‘Mykonos (from the Aegean Suite)’, 1969, Jenna Burlingham Fine Art
Barbara Hepworth, ‘Mykonos (from the Aegean Suite)’, 1969, Jenna Burlingham Fine Art

Signature: signed and numbered 17/60

Gimpel Fils, 1975, from where acquired
Private Collection, London

About Barbara Hepworth

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 sculpture, Pierced Form (1931), features innovative use of negative space in the form of a hole through its center, which would become a frequent motif in Hepworth’s oeuvre. Later in her career Hepworth started making brass works, comprising thin curved planes and fine lines of string.

British, 1903-1975, Wakefield, United Kingdom