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Green Man
by Barbara Hepworth

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Screenprint

1972

Edition Size: 200

Sheet Size: Paper size: 75 x 55 cms cm

Reference: N/a

Signed

Condition: Excellent

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Dame Barbara Hepworth D.B.E

Title: Green Man

Medium: Original screen print in colours, 1972, signed by the artist in pencil, publishers blindstamp lower left, Kelpra Studios stamp and number verso.

Size:   Paper size: 75 x 55 cms 

Edition:  145/200

Note:  The Green Man is a legendary being primarily interpreted as a symbolof rebirth, representing the cycle of new growth that occurs every spring. The Green Man is most commonly depicted in a sculpture, or other representation of a face which is made of, or completely surrounded by leaves. Found in many cultures from many ages around the world, the Green Man is often related to natural vegetarian deities . “The Green Man” is also a popular name for English Public Houses, and various interpretations of the name appear on inn signs, which sometimes show a full figure rather than just the face. Hepworth chose to depict this ancient symbol in a highly abstract form making it difficult to even consider such a form on the piece.

Published by:  Cerclè Graphique Europèen with their blindstamp lower left

Printed by: Kelpra StudiosStudios

Public Collections: Tate Gallery, presented by Curwen Studios through the ICA in 1975. Their reference PO4270. https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/hepworth-green-man-p04270

Provenance: Belgium Art Dealer

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