Barbara Hepworth

British (1903 - 1975)

Barbara Hepworth was a British sculptor.
Based on records, Barbara Hepworth's estimated art value is C$400,000 (*)

Barbara Hepworth's work could be available for sale at public auction with prices in the range of C$250,000 - C$1,000,000, or even much higher.

From records, the highest price paid at auction for a bronze sculpture work attributed to Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) was C$601,250 - paid for "Maquette for Dual Form" at Heffel in Vancouver on Wed, Nov 20, 2019. has 11 auction art sale records for their bronze sculpture results, with prices in the range of C$250,000 to C$1,000,000.

Barbara Hepworth was a masterful, internationally acclaimed sculptor when she began to make bronzes in the late 1950s. Maquette for Dual Form - and the seven large, public iterations of Dual Form that it both anticipates and echoes - are exemplary of her sensitivity and accomplishment in this definitive three-dimensional medium. Maquette for Dual Form is not a study or preparatory work. Always articulate about her working methods, Hepworth stated in 1963: “I rarely make a maquette. They are essential when working for an architect or a commission; but I always find that a good maquette, in the sense of being accurate, is an unpleasing object; whereas an exciting small sculpture is necessarily very different from the ultimate large one – but more stimulating.” As she emphasizes, the difference here is one of scale, not of medium, process or priority: she purposefully made commanding public versions of Dual Form and the intimate, even domestic analogue that we see here.

(*) Value is calculated as an average of the top bronze sculpture sale records from database.
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