Rock Form (Porthcurno) (1964, Cast #1/6)
Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975)

  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway and 17th Street
  • Bronze, on granite base
  • Height  8’5″ (base 3’5″)
  • Owned by the Association for Public Art, gift of David N. Pincus

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One of the 20th century’s most eminent sculptors, Dame Barbara Hepworth created abstract works influenced by natural shapes. This bronze is based on rock forms around Porthcurno, a village near her studio in Cornwall, England. Several other casts are located at sites around the world, including the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland, and the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, CA. Hepworth was a friend of Henry Moore, whose sculpture Three-Way Piece Number 1: Points is placed nearby.

Rock Form (Porthcurno) was donated to the Fairmount Park Art Association (now the Association for Public Art) in 2011 by arts patron David N. Pincus, and installed in 2012.


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Dedication Ceremony Held for Hepworth’s “Rock Form”

“Rock Form” Base Completed

Rock Form (Porthcurno)