The exhibition Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life is both an examination of some of the best of her artworks and a spasmodic account of her life.
The Modernist Revolution Along the British Coast
The seven years that a Russian Constructivist and his dog moved among British artists by the seaside.
This Year’s Frieze Masters Signals the Changing Identity of the Art Fair
Frieze Masters, where art from before the 20th century is for sale, raises questions about the sociopolitical role of art fairs and what small galleries gain by participating.
Tracing the Legacies of Postwar UK’s Lost and Damaged Public Artworks
Last December, after cultural preservationists in England realized that many of the nation’s postwar public sculpture have disappeared from the landscape over a number of decades, they issued a public call to attempt to trace or even recover them.
A Barbara Hepworth Retrospective Hampered by Her Male Contemporaries
LONDON — Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World marks one of the last exhibitions backed by the outgoing Tate Britain director, Penelope Curtis.
Public Sculpture Is Latest Victim of Scrap Metal Theft Epidemic
BBC reported this morning that a sculpture by sculptor Barbara Hepworth has been stolen in South London. Scrap metal thieves are suspected to be behind the theft, indicative of a growing problem with scrap metal theft in the UK. The bronze sculpture, titled “Two Form (Divided Circle)” from 1969, was pulled from its plinth on Monday night.
Visual Treats at DC’s Phillips Collection
Washington, DC is a great museum town. During my dozen or so trips over the years I have yet to see all the Smithsonian institutions so I didn’t feel the need to ventured far from The Mall for my art fix. This time I avoided the Smithsonian all together and headed for one situated in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of the city, The Phillips Collection. This jewel box of modern art — and not soo modern — avoids -isms so you ended up encountering the art of 19th C. America to 20th C. France or 17th C. Spain in just a few steps.