Meditation by Dame Barbara Hepworth

This sculpture is a good example of Hepworth's late work when she used highly coloured and patterned stone including several marbles from Ireland.


Details

Medium:
Green marble
Dimensions:
35 x 38 x 28 cm
Art Fund grant:
£18,319 ( Total: £18,319; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
2011
Vendor:
Estate of Sir Norman Reid

Aberdeen has three examples of Hepworth’s work from the early and mid part of the artist’s career but this is the first work dating from her last years. This work belonged to Norman Reid, director of Tate from 1964 to 1979 and a good friend of Hepworth's. Through Reid's personal relations with living artists of his own generation, as well as his own known delight in abstract art, he negotiated spectacular donations from Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson and Naum Gabo during his term at Tate.

Provenance

Gifted by the artist to Sir Norman Reid, 1975.

Venue details

Aberdeen Art Gallery Schoolhill, ABERDEEN Aberdeenshire AB10 1FQ 01224 523700 www.aagm.co.uk

Entry details

Free to all

The gallery is closed until winter 2017

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