Height 84cm, including slate base
Purchased at Sotheby's, June 2006
Coming from an architectural background, Leigh met Barbara Hepworth at the Tate Gallery exhibition of the competition entries for 'The Unkown Political Prisoner' and was offered a position as studio assistant, which he fulfilled from 1953-54. He returned to architecture for a few years but was drawn back to St Ives and the Hepworth studio in 1957 to work alongside other notable sculptors including Denis Mitchell and Brian Wall.
Literature - 'St Ives 1939-1964: Twenty-five years of painting, sculpture and pottery' Tate Gallery Publishing 1985, cat. no. 174 (aluminium cast illustrated in black and white)
Sold for £5,200
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