Barbara Hepworth, Moon Play Set of Plates
Barbara Hepworth, Moon Play Set of Plates
Barbara Hepworth, Moon Play Set of Plates
Barbara Hepworth, Moon Play Set of Plates
Barbara Hepworth, Moon Play Set of Plates

Barbara Hepworth, Moon Play Set of Plates

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New and exclusive set of two plates numbered in an open edition featuring crops of the screenprint Moon Play, 1972 by Barbara Hepworth. Produced on the occasion of the exhibition Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life at The Hepworth Wakefield and the gallery's 10th anniversary.

Barbara Hepworth made a number of prints between 1969 and 1972 using screenprint and lithograph techniques. She explained how she used these processes to work on ideas which would eventually translate into sculpture, achieving an abstract sense of space, form and texture through the use of transparent smooth layers and bold mark-making.

Barbara Hepworth had a fascination with space exploration and celestial bodies which began appearing in her sculptures and prints following the first non-crewed moon landing in 1959. Hepworth embraced the impact of scientific advances with a sense of spirituality, writing in 1966: ‘I regard the present era of flight and projection into space as a tremendous expansion of our sensibilities, and space sculpture and kinetic forms are an expression of it; but in order to appreciate this fully I think that we must affirm some ancient stability.’

Made in Stoke-on-Trent, the heart of the English pottery industry.

Set of two plates

Materials: Bone china
Dimensions:  27.5cm diameter
Dishwasher Safe: We recommend mild liquid detergent rather than the abrasive tablets and powders.

Barbara Hepworth (1903–1975) is one of the most important artists of the 20th century. She was at the forefront of multiple avant-garde art movements, with wide-ranging interests that infused her work. Deeply spiritual and passionately engaged with political and technological change, Hepworth focused on the dynamic physical encounter with sculpture and how this could allow the viewer to both reflect on and alter their perceptions and experiences of the world.

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Barbara Hepworth

The Hepworth Wakefield opened in 2011 to house the Wakefield Council Permanent Art Collection and provide a legacy for Barbara Hepworth in the town in which she was born.

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