How Pollock, Picasso, and 7 Other Iconic Artists Overcame Creative Block
Signature: Signed, dated and numbered Top of base: 'Barbara Hepworth 1964 3/3'Back of base: 'Morris Singer Founders London'
1987 A Century of Modern Sculpture: The Patsy and Raymond Nasher Collection, Dallas Museum of Art, April 5 - May 31, 1987; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., June 28, 1987 - January 3, 1988; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, April 4 - June 5, 1988; Forte Belvedere, Florence, Italy, July 8 - October 16, 1988; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, January 1 - March 31, 1989. Exhibition catalogue. 1992 The New British Sculpture: Selected Works from the Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Collection, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, March 5 - April 14, 1992. Exhibition catalogue. 1996 A Century of Sculpture: The Nasher Collection, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, October 26, 1996 - January 12, 1997; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, February 6 - June 1, 1997. Exhibition catalogue. 2003 Outdoor Garden Installation, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, October 20, 2003 - Indefinite. 2008 In Pursuit of the Masters: Stories from the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, Nasher Sculpture Center, September 20, 2008 – January 4, 2009. Exhibition pamphlet.
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Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, Dallas, Texas, 1968
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