Nine reproduction prints are beautifully presented in a black portfolio box. The Hepworth Wakefield presents this portfolio of reproduction prints from The Aegean Suite in celebration of the gallery’s 10th anniversary in May 2021.
This portfolio also includes an 8 paged paperback facsimile with an introductory essay and details for each print.
Giclée reproduction prints on Somerset Enhanced 100% cotton rag paper with hand-finished edges.
Unframed and printed in the UK.
Dimensions: Portfolio measures 443 x 317 x 35 mm. Prints each measure 420 x 300 mm.
The portfolio contains the following:
Cool Moon, 1971, Delos, 1971, Desert Forms, 1971, Sun and Marble, 1971, Sun and Water, 1971, Itea, 1971m Fragment, 1971, Sun Setting, 1971, Olympus, 1971
Barbara Hepworth made a number of print portfolios between 1969 and 1971 using screen-print 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.
Two sets of lithographs were produced with the Curwen Press, London. This included the series The Aegean Suite (1971) which developed Hepworth’s fascination with Greece and made links between geometric forms and sites associated with ancient Greek culture. Like many of her other graphic works on paper, the works also deal with celestial subject matter and include abstract representations of the sun and moon.