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Hepworth sculpture fetches world auction record. Dame Barbara Hepworth DBE’s ‘Figure for Landscape’ was sold for GBP 4,170,500 at auction at Christie’s in London, Wednesday. News of what the auction house calls a “world record price for the artist” must come as welcome to western Norway’s Stavanger Kunsthall. The Board had decided to put the sculpture up for auction in order to raise money. Their decision was controversial and caused indignation in the oil city.

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Hepworth sculpture fetches world auction record

Published on Wednesday, 25th June, 2014 at 22:20 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 8th July 2014 at 10:20.

Dame Barbara Hepworth DBE’s ‘Figure for Landscape’ was sold for GBP 4,170,500 at auction at Christie’s in London, Wednesday.

Hepworth sculpture in place in Norway
This picture shows the work when it was outside Stavanger Kunsthall.Hepworth sculpture in place in Norway
Photo: By courtesy of Kunsthall Stavanger


News of what the auction house calls a “world record price for the artist” must come as welcome to western Norway’s Stavanger Kunsthall.

The Board had decided to put the sculpture up for auction in order to raise money. Their decision was controversial and caused indignation in the oil city.

This led to two lawsuits in Stavanger District Court designed to stop the sale.

Judges ruled against plaintiffs Stavanger Byselskap and members of Stavanger Kunstforening in both court cases. Both rulings have been appealed, however.

The sculpture had stood in front of the building uninsured since it was unveiled in 1968.




Published on Wednesday, 25th June, 2014 at 22:20 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 8th July 2014 at 10:20.

This post has the following tags: hepworth, sculptures, stavanger, christies, auction, london.





  
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