Looking Around with the Editor
Theft of the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture

The appalling theft of the Hepworth sculpture, Two Forms – Divided Circle, from Dulwich Park just before Christmas came as a total shock. We had grown up with the presence of this artwork; indeed Dulwich had become rather flattered to have such an important piece on display in a public park. Of course, its arrival was somewhat controversial in 1970. Should the Greater London Council be spending £15,000 on a work by a living artist? And especially as it was neither unique nor original, but one of a limited edition of six. However, as Liz Johnson points out in her book Dulwich Park – a park for the people forever had it been a one-off it would have cost £23,000 and it was felt that the Council had got something of a bargain!

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