Crown Fine Art UKI announces partnership with The Hepworth Wakefield

August 8, 2014

Official mover for highly-rated UK premiere of Franz West: Where is my Eight? exhibition

Crown Fine Art, UK and Ireland (UKI), has announced a partnership with The Hepworth Wakefield - a major art gallery in West Yorkshire.The Hepworth Wakefield Exhibition Crown will provide transport, installation and storage services for the gallery’s largest exhibition to date: Franz West: Where is my Eight? 

Crown Fine Art has a close relationship with The Hepworth Wakefield, one of the UK’s highly-respected young galleries, which recently celebrated its third birthday in May, 2014.

The Hepworth Wakefield takes its name from artist and sculptor, Barbara Hepworth, who was born and educated in the city. In addition to the permanent displays of Hepworth’s tools, life-size working models and archives, the gallery offers a year-round changing program of collection displays. These displays show works from the Wakefield Art Collection, as well as contemporary exhibitions from international artists. 

Michael Festenstein, Special Projects Manager, said: “We are delighted to be involved with such a young and ambitious gallery. The Hepworth Wakefield is setting a precedent for bringing world-class exhibitions to Yorkshire from artists across the world, and this is a great opportunity for us to support a gallery that is clearly going places.” 

Where is my Eight? was initiated and co-developed with MUMOK (museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna) and Franz West before he died in July, 2012. West is regarded as one of the most significant European artists of modern times, achieving worldwide fame with his Passstücke [Adaptives] - works that can be worn, sat on and interacted with. He collaborated with many contemporary artists including YBA Sarah Lucas and Turner Prize winner, Douglas Gordon. The exhibition will feature West’s combination pieces including furniture, sculpture, videos and works on paper from different periods, with a new addition that investigates the connections and parallels between West and Hepworth.

Simon Wallis, Director of The Hepworth Wakefield, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Crown Fine Art on our major summer exhibition. This ambitious exhibition features significant international loans, many at a large scale, and has been expertly coordinated and realized by Crown. The works of art were in the safest and most capable of hands and we look forward to working with them again in the future.”

The exhibition will close on September 14, 2014. Visitors can enjoy free admission and there will be a number of events and talks relating to the exhibition. For further details about these, as well as the gallery’s summer public program and free, family-friendly activities, visit or call 01924 247360.

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