Hepworth’s sculpture named favourite acquisition of 2015
- Pier Arts Centre
- 7 December 2015
Two Forms (Orkney), which was acquired by the Pier Arts Centre with support from the Art Fund, has been voted the favourite ArtFunded acquisition of the year.
Two Forms (Orkney), a graceful sculpture by Barbara Hepworth, has been voted by the public as the favourite ArtFunded work of the year. It has beaten off competition of works by the likes of Paul Strand (Photographs of South Uist), Lorenzo Bartolini (The Campbell Sisters Dancing a Waltz) and El Greco (Christ on the Cross).
Top five acquisitions of 2015 as voted by the public
1. Barbara Hepworth, Two Forms (Orkney), 1967
2. Benedetto da Rovezzano, The Wolsey Angels, 1524-9
3. Camille Corot, The Four Times of Day, c.1858
4. The Simon Heneage Collection of 410 Original Works by W H Robinson, 1905-43
5. Lorenzo Bartolini, The Campbell Sisters Dancing a Waltz, c.1821
The sculpture was acquired by the Pier Arts Centre in Orkney with support from the Art Fund. It is highly symbolic for the gallery as Orkney is the sculpture’s natural home. The work also pays homage to the friendship between Barbara Hepworth and Margaret Gardiner, one of Hepworth’s early key patrons and the founder of Pier Arts Centre.
In the online poll, in which just under 3,000 people cast their vote, the Wolsey Angels by Benedetto da Rovezzano came in second place, followed by Camille Corot’s The Four Times of Day in third place.