Tag Archives: Barbara Hepworth

Outdoor Sculpture @ the Getty

erere.jpgSpiny Top, Curly Bottom // Alexander Calder // painted steel // 1963

White travertine buildings coupled with the Los Angeles skyline provide a unique backdrop for a sculpture garden. Surrounding the Central Garden at the Getty Center is a collection of sculptures by artists such as Robert Adams, Alexander Calder and Barbara Hepworth. Here are a few of my favorites.

wwwThree Squares Gyratory // George Rickey // stainless steel, 1971

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The Jousters // Alexander Calder // painted steel // 1963

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Walking Flower // Fernand Léger // glassed ceramic // designed 1952-1953; cast 1982-1983

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Untitled // Joel Shapiro // copper // 1982 – 1985

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Gandydancer’s Dream // Mark di Suvero // painted steel // 1988

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Figure for Landscape // Barbara Hepworth // bronze // designed 1960; cast 1968

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Delusions of Grandeur // René Magritte // bronze // 1967

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Two // Robert Adams // stainless steel // 1977

Tate Art Walks

FullSizeRender-6.jpgWinged Figure // Barbara Hepworth // commissioned 1961, erected 1963, aluminum alloy & stainless steel // John Lewis 2nd floor façade, Holles Street // Cadmium Yellow Walk

London is a city filled with art. Despite its numerous world renowned art museums, why not try something a little different? Tate has supplied a map of various art walks throughout the city allowing you the opportunity to explore public works of art; art outside the museum walls. Tate’s guide supplies a map of each walk and a list of approximately ten works with a brief caption about the piece. As of now I have completed four of the ten walks. These journeys led me to explore public art in Kensington and Hyde Park, Covent Garden, Soho and Fitzrovia and Bloomsbury. These are my favorite works from each walk.

img_0764Selene // Hew Locke // 2013 // bronze // Nadler Hotel, Carlisle Street, W1 // Moss Green Walk

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The Arch // Henry Moore // 1979-1980 // Travertine stone // Kensington Gardens // Scarlet Walk

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Bluerain // Michael Brown // 2009 // 23,520 blue light-emitting diodes LSE Library // Portugal Street // Turquoise Walk

Pop Up Garden

FullSizeRender-22In Vauxhall, London surrounded by brick buildings sits an interesting looking garden. White and black stones are arranged in interlocking patterns with plants resting inside. Designed by Rosie Irving and sponsored by Vauxhall One, the planters in this garden are inspired by the famed British sculptor Barbara Hepworth. These sculptured planter boxes were designed to be a part of the Tate Modern Barbara Hepworth Retrospective in June and has now popped up in Vauxhall.