Barbara Hepworth

The Family of Man: Ancestor II

Found at Christies, London
20th Century Evening Sale, Lot 18 B
9. Nov - 9. Nov 2023
Estimate: 4.000.000 - 6.000.000 USD
Price realised: 11.565.000 USD
The Family of Man: Ancestor II is included as BH 513 b in the Hepworth catalogue raisonné of sculptures being revised by Dr. Sophie Bowness.

A top price for Barbara Hepworth

This artwork by Barbara Hepworth achieved an unexpectedly high price at Christies in London in November this year. In the 20th Century Evening Sale auction, the work The Family of Man: Ancestor II sold for USD 11,565,000.00 (€ 10,602,310.23) - well above the upper estimate of USD 6,000,000.00. This high result makes The Family of Man: Ancestor II the most expensive artwork by Barbara Hepworth that we have observed at auctions so far.

Ein Spitzenpreis für Barbara Hepworth

Dieses Kunstwerk von Barbara Hepworth erzielte im November diesen Jahres bei Christies in London einen unerwartet hohen Preis. In der Auktion 20th Century Evening Sale wurde die Arbeit The Family of Man: Ancestor II für USD 11.565.000,00 (€ 10.602.310,23) versteigert – und damit weit über dem oberen Schätzpreis von USD 6.000.000,00. Dieses hohe Ergebnis macht The Family of Man: Ancestor II zu dem teuersten Kunstwerk von Barbara Hepworth, das wir bisher bei Auktionen beobachtet haben.

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