27 October 2017

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Henry Moore Masterpiece Old Flo Reinstated By Tower Hamlets Mayor 

A bronze sculpture by Henry Moore that was the subject of an ownership battle when corrupt former mayor Lutfer Rahman attempted to sell it for millions at auction, has been reinstated in East London.

28 May 2017

Mark Dean Projects Stations of the Cross Videos On Henry Moore Altar

Over the Easter period, St Stephen Walbrook, was involved in Stations 2017, a two-part artwork based on the Stations of the Cross and the Stations of the Resurrection.

13 April 2017

Henry Moore Foundation At Forty Reveals Artist Still Relevant Force

My first introduction to Henry Moore took place in Toronto which houses the most important collection of the artist’s work.

2 July 2016

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Henry Moore: £24.7m Auction Record For Important Festival Of Britain Masterpiece

Henry Moore’s ground-breaking 1951 modernist sculpture Reclining Figure: Festival (£24.7m) led Christie’s 250th anniversary auction Defining British Art on 30 June, the sale achieved  £99,479,500/$133,203,051 — which included the highest price ever achieved for a work by Moore. Described as ‘one of the great masterpieces of Moore’s œuvre’ by Cyanna Chutkow, Christie’s Deputy Chairman of Impressionist & Modern Art, the work was one […]

8 June 2016

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Henry Moore 1951 Festival of Britain Bronze Hits Auction Block

A rare Henry Moore 1951 modernist bronze sculpture ‘Reclining Figure’ created for the Festival of Britain, will lead the sculpture section of Christie’s 250th anniversary auction, Defining British Art, in London on 30 June (estimate: £15-20 million). It will be offered alongside further large-scale major British sculptures by Dame Barbara Hepworth, Sea Form (Atlantic), 1964 (estimate: £3-5 million) and Lynn Chadwick, Back to Venice, 1988, which […]

22 January 2016

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Public Art By Moore, Hepworth and Gormley Receive Grade II Listing

Forty one works of post-war public art in England has been grade II listed by the government. The newly protected list also includes three works by Antony Gormley, Barbara Hepworth and a Henry Moore bronze, opposite Parliament in London. Heritage minister Tracey Crouch said: “Not only are they magnificent sculptures but they are also an important part of our […]

14 November 2015

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Henry Moore: Unknown Drawing Offered At Bonhams Modern British Art Sale

In 1952, the world famous artist Henry Moore was invited to provide a design as part of a Christmas fundraising project for a new charity. The artist’s contribution, Madonna and Child, was used on mail labels during the festive period to raise awareness for the National Fund for Research into Poliomyelitis & Other Crippling Diseases […]

13 July 2015

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High Court Rules Henry Moore’s ‘Old Flo’ Belongs To East London Council

The new Mayor of Tower Hamlets has scrapped his disgraced predecessor’s decision to sell Henry Moore’s ‘Old Flo’. The public sculpture’s real title being Draped Seated Woman (1957-58) which is in fact the property of Tower Hamlets Council, the High Court in London ruled on 8 July, ending a long-running legal battle with Bromley Council […]

2 March 2015

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Henry Moore’s Daughter Attacks Damien Hirst As A Major Setback To British Art

According to the daughter of Henry Moore – the artist who transformed the nature of British sculpture forever – Damien Hirst has set back art by 100 years. Mary Moore said her father had challenged the narrative and how art was formally-presented, which had dated back to the Victorian era. “What he did was come […]

20 January 2015

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British Prime Minister Gives Henry Moore Print To Obama

A work by the British sculptor Henry Moore became a very special gift last week, when British Prime Minister David Cameron presented an artwork to US President Barack Obama when the pair met at the White House to discuss a range of world issues, including violent extremism, in light of the recent attack on Charlie […]

12 January 2015

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Henry Moore’s Maquette Studio To Be Recreated For London Exhibition

Henry Moore’s famous maquette studio will be recreated in a special exhibition curated by the Director of The Henry Moore Foundation, Richard Calvocoressi at Gagosian Gallery in Davies Street, London. Henry Moore: Wunderkammer – Origin of Forms, will run from 9 February – 2 April 2015. Henry Moore is best known for his large-scale sculptures that […]

28 November 2014

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park To Mount Major New Henry Moore Exhibition In 2015

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is to show a fresh perspective of the work of the British sculptor Henry Moore in 2015. This major new exhibition will display more than 120 works considering the artist’s profound relationship with land, something which was fundamental to his practice and fuelled his visual vocabulary. Born into a mining family […]

29 April 2014

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Hollywood legend Lauren Bacall To Auction Henry Moore Bronze

A rare bronze “Maquette by Henry Moore from the collection of the legendary Hollywood actress Lauren Bacall is being offered at Bonham’s New York. The work titled “Curved Mother and Child,” was gifted to the actresse’s son Stephen Bogart, who has consigned the lot. The small bronze carries a pre-sale auction estimate of $150,000-200,000. Lauren […]

25 September 2013

Francis Bacon And Henry Moore Sadomasochistic Gambler Vs Immortal Bones

Happily married establishment figure and Royal College of Art tutor, versus a self-taught sadomasochistic gambler with a fondness for alcohol and the sleek underbelly of Soho. It is difficult not to see this exhibition as a competition of interests and the interesting; the very personalities of both artists are very evident – one only needs […]

13 March 2013

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Four Hundred Years of British Art: Explored At American University Gallery

The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery’s collections of British Art is explored in a new exhibition which constitutes the important impact that the UK has had on global art trends. This comprehensive survey will be the first of its kind in over two decades to draw on the nearly 300 British objects held by the […]

13 February 2013

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Restoration To Begin On Henry Moore Sculpture Near Parliament

Henry Moore’s Old Flo made headlines earlier this winter with council legal disputes, but this week another Moore sculpture is in the news under different circumstances.  ‘Knife Edge Two Piece’  stands opposite the House of Lords and will undergo significant restoration in the coming months. Two years ago it was decided that upkeep on Moore’s […]

20 December 2012

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Henry Moore Old Flo Sculpture Ownership Disputed By Bromley Council

In light of  discussions with the Art Fund, the ownership of Henry Moore’s Draped Seated Woman is now in dispute. Significant new evidence of ownership of the sculpture has let to a challenge by Bromley council. Last October, Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman announced his decision to sell the sculpture after ‘unprecedented’ budget cuts. Despite […]

10 December 2012

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Henry Moore And Auguste Rodin Go Head To Head In New Exhibition

The Henry Moore Foundation is presenting a major new exhibition titled  Moore Rodin, which compares the work of Moore with one of the pioneers of modern sculpture Auguste Rodin. This will be the first time that another artist has been shown alongside Henry Moore in the Gallery and 70 acres of gardens at Perry Green […]

27 November 2012

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CARVING IN BRITAIN: MODERNISM EXPLORED IN NEW LONDON EXHIBITION

The Fine Art Society in New Bond Street is presenting an exhibition that tells the story of Carving in Britain from 1910 to the present day. In the early years of the Twentieth Century sculpture in the UK shifted in a dramatic new direction with the rediscovery of what Henry Moore later termed ‘direct carving’. […]

20 November 2012

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New Exhibition Exploring Modernism And The Culture Of 1913

1913 was an extraordinary year in the histories of modern European art, seeing artists explore increasingly experimental ways of representing the complex life of the modern world. This year produced thinking that would resonate its way through the future. 1913 saw Guillaume Apollinaire’s Cubist Painters, the start of the publishing life of Marcel Proust’s Remembrance […]

18 October 2012

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Royal College Of Art Celebrates 175 Years With Major New Exhibition

Back in 1837, the Government School of Design opened its doors in Somerset House on the Strand in London as the world’s first, publicly funded design school. 175 years later and now known as the Royal College of Art, it is the world’s oldest art and design university in continuous operation. Its first students comprised […]

8 October 2012

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Tower Hamlets Henry Moore Sold To Pay Front-line Services

Tower Hamlets Council are to sell off an important Henry Moore sculpture in order to pay for front-line services. it was decided that it could no longer keep the sculpture safe from scrap metal thieves, on council property. Draped Seated Woman was valued at at least £17m earlier this year. The council said the rising […]

2 September 2012

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Henry Moore Sculpture Removed From Birthplace Civic Centre

A sculpture by Castleford’s best known artist has been removed from its plinth after more than 30 years in situ to protect it from scrap metal thieves. Henry Moores ‘Reclining Figure’ was donated in 1980 to Castleford, the town where he was born in 1898. The Civic Centre was designed by Derek Goad and officially […]

1 June 2012

Henry Moore Goes Monumental At Gagosian

Late, Large Forms Still Impress A Generation On – REVIEW Gagosian Gallery presents large bronze works by the late British sculptor Henry Moore, completed in the 1960s and 70s. For the first time, Gagosian opens all of its wall partitions in order to give breathing room to these impressive works. Stepping off the heated pavement […]

29 May 2012

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Monumental Henry Moore Sculptures Move Indoors At Gagosian

Gagosian Gallery, in collaboration with The Henry Moore Foundation, is mounting a major exhibition of large-scale sculptures by Henry Moore, some of which are being presented indoors for the first time. Moore’s oeuvre, emblematic of modern British sculpture, is informed by elements of the abstract, the surreal, the primitive, and the classical. His rolling corporeal forms […]

10 April 2012

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Gagosian Plans Massive Henry Moore Exhibition

    Gagosian Gallery, in collaboration with The Henry Moore Foundation, is to present a major exhibition of large-scale sculptures by Henry Moore, from 31 May – 18 August 2012   Follow ArtLyst on Twitter for breaking art news and latest exhibition reviews  

22 March 2012

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HENRY MOORE GIFT TO WAKEFIELD IN NEW EXHIBITION

Lithographs and etchings gifted by Barbara Hepworth’s contemporary, Henry Moore to Wakefield, have gone on display in a new temporary exhibition at Yorkshire’s award winning gallery. Until Sunday 22 April, visitors to The Hepworth Wakefield will be able to see Henry Moore’s Stones, a display of two series of prints, The Stonehenge Suite, 1971/1973, from Wakefield’s […]

13 February 2012

Tate Picasso Exhibition Gives Us Moore

Picasso & Modern British Art @ Tate Britain – REVIEW It pays to be a little wary of the ‘[artist] and [category].’ exhibition format, whereby the name of a superstar artist (Rothko, Van Gogh, Warhol etc) is followed by a general category (‘Britain’, ‘the Modern Age’, ‘Modern Art’, etc). Too often it points to the […]

19 November 2011

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Bonhams Breaks Records For Lowry And Henry Moore

This week’s 20th Century British and Irish Art sale at Bonhams broke the world auction record for a work on paper by Henry Moore. After a considerable bidding war, the 1941 drawing of a seated mother and child sold for £634,850. It was featured in last year’s major retrospective of Henry Moore at the Tate […]

9 October 2011

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Picasso Exhibition Explores Influence On British Modernism

PICASSO AND MODERN BRITISH ART At Tate Britain from February 2012 A new exhibition titled, “Picasso and Britain” will be the first exhibition to explore Picasso’s lifelong connections with this country. This major show will exhibit more than 150 works from major public and private collections around the world, including 60 by Picasso. It will […]

19 May 2011

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Hepworth Gallery Wakefield Is World Class Landmark

New galleries seem to be launching on a monthly basis in the UK. This unfortunately is the tail end of an art boom which saw government and lottery funding pumped into the provinces for over a decade. It was by far the largest burst of public building activity seen since the 19th century. The Hepworth […]