Barbara Hepworth's Cantate Domino valued at $1.1m ahead of Bonhams sale


2015-06-26 13:49:36


Barbara Hepworth's Cantate Domino valued at $1.1m ahead of Bonhams sale

Barbara Hepworth's Cantate Domino is being sold at auction for the first time

Paul Fraser Collectibles,Tuesday 29July 2014

Dame Barbara Hepworth's Cantate Domino (1958) is to headline Bonhams' Modern British and Irish Art auction in London on November 17 with a 500,000-700,000 ($849,060-1.1m) estimate.

The piece is numbered two of an edition of six, and cast in bronze.

Hepworth domino BonhamsBarbara Hepworth is among the most successful British artists

This will be the first time a cast of this piece has been offered on the open market and is thus likely to attract significant attention from collectors.

Hepworth is proving hugely popular at present, resulting in significant growth in the value of her work.

In July last year her Curved Form (Bryher II) sold for an artist's record 2.4m ($3.6m) - a figure that was smashed less than a year later when her Figure in a Landscape made 4.1m ($7m) at Christie's London.

Rodric O'Conor's Pasysage Breton (1894) is likely to prove another highlight, with a valuation of 150,000-200,000 ($254,718-339,624).

The painting is thought to depict the landscape around Pont Aven in Brittany and displays the influence Paul Gauguin, who had befriended O'Conor earlier that year.

Later Gauguin invited him to travel to Tahiti, but O'Conor was forced to refuse due to a lack of funds.

In 2011, O'Conor's Landscape, Cassis (1913) achieved 337,250 ($541,000) at Sotheby's London.

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