TURNING FORMS SCULPTURE OUTSIDE MARLBOROUGH SCHOOL

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1031587

Date first listed: 15-Apr-1998

Statutory Address: TURNING FORMS SCULPTURE OUTSIDE MARLBOROUGH SCHOOL, WATLING STREET

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Location

Statutory Address: TURNING FORMS SCULPTURE OUTSIDE MARLBOROUGH SCHOOL, WATLING STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Hertfordshire

District: St. Albans (District Authority)

National Grid Reference: TL 14085 05782

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Details

TLIONW ST ALBANS WATLING STREET (West side) 575-0/23/10015 Turning Forms sculpture outside Marlborough School

II

Sculpture. Created 1951 by Barbara Hepworth for the Festival of Britain's South Bank Exhibition. Resited here in 1952. Painted concrete, six feet high. An unusual kinetic composition, a helix structure originally made to turn by an electric motor - which was left at the South Bank. The work was conceived with Jane Drew as part of her Thameside Restaurant, and Hepworth particularly enjoyed the rare opportunity to work with another woman. The constructivist composition has a strong affinity with the work of Naum Gabo, rare in Hepworth's large-scale work. The sculpture is of added interest for its Festival associations, but also works well in its present setting.



Listing NGR: TL1408505782

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Legacy System number: 469096

Legacy System: LBS

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