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 9 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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