Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

Winged Figure

An Objet d’art. Babara Hepworth (later Dame) was commissioned in 1961 by Sir Bernard Miller to produce a sculpture for John Lewis’ flagship store on Oxford Street. ‘Winged Figure 1963’ was erected in September 1963 and has adorned the east side of the store ever since. In 2013 it was given an extensive restoration to honour its 50th birthday.

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4 Comments

    1. Thanks Judith – one of the few days that haven’t been overcast and wet! That sculpture was erected when I was seven and has been a friend on Oxford Street ever since 🙂

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