Monday, March 2, 2015

Winged Figure

Winged Figure by Barbara Hepworth, John Lewis department store, Holles Street at Oxford Street, London
Winged Figure” by Barbara Hepworth, 1963
John Lewis department store
Holles Street at Oxford Street
London, September 2015

“In 1961 John Lewis commissioned the Yorkshire-born artist to create a work that evoked common interest and ownership. Over the past 50 years the artwork has become part of the Oxford Street landscape, since it was unveiled to the public in 1963. Placed 13 feet above the busy cross-section between Holles Street and Oxford Street, it is estimated that the sculpture is seen by 200 million people a year.”
(John Lewis Oxford Street and The Hepworth Wakefield celebrate 50 years of Winged Figure, Hepworth Wakefield)

1 comment:

Changes in the wind said...

Very interesting......