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Sculpture: Hammarskjold - Hepworth

Erection date: 1963


{PMSA records a bronze plaque set in concrete but in 2013 we did not see it:}
Single form, 1961-62. Dedicated to Dag Hammarskjold by Barbara Hepworth.

Hammarskjold and Hepworth were friends; he owned some of her sculpture including a 1937-8 sandalwood version of Single Form. A 21 foot high version stands outside the United Nations Building in New York, commissioned by the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation as a memorial to Hammarskjöld. Tate also has a version and Tate's catalogue entry has as much detail about the various versions as anyone could possibly want.

Site: Hammarskjold - Hepworth (1 memorial)

SW11, Carriage Drive South

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Dag Hammarskjold

UN Secretary General, 1951-61.  Died in a suspicious plane crash in the Congo...

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Barbara Hepworth

Born in Wakefield as Jocelyn Barbara Hepworth. At art school met and became a...

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