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    Artist Name:

    Barbara Hepworth

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    British, 1903 – 1975

    Title:

    Makutu

    Date:

    1969

    Medium:

    Bronze

    Dimensions:

    26 1/2 inches

    Credit Line:

    Gift of Thalia and Michael Carlos in memory of their son Chris Yannopoulos

    Accession Number:

    71.28

    Copyright:

    © Hepworth Estate

    Currently Not on View
    “Sculpture communicates an immediate sense of life—you can feel the pulse of it,” said Barbara Hepworth. Her exuberant approach to both sculpture and contemporary logic manifests itself in Makutu, a Maori word meaning “to bewitch” or “a spell/incantation.” This title reflects the essence of Hepworth’s style—spiritual, mystical, and epic—while the design reflects a larger trend in her oeuvre, wherein she explored the material’s inner and outer elements, represented here by a large hole that pierces the upright form of the bronze.



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