The Henry Moore Foundation and Burberry Join Forces for Major Show
Over 40 works by Moore will be shown alongside the brand’s latest collection.
The latest partnership between the worlds of art and fashion will see an ambitious collaboration between two British giants with strong links to the Yorkshire area: Henry Moore and Burberry.
The luxury brand and the Henry Moore Foundation are presenting a joint exhibition that will place Burberry’s new collection alongside Moore’s oeuvre, which inspired the designs.
The show, running from February 21 to 27, will take place in Burberry’s Makers House space, right in the heart of London’s Soho, and will gather 40 works by Moore, including sculptures, working models, and drawings.
Some of the most iconic pieces that will be displayed in the show are Mother and Child: Block Seat (1983–84), Draped Reclining Mother and Baby (1983), and Torso with Point (1967).
“I have been fascinated by the great British sculptor Henry Moore for as long as I can remember—his work has always had a powerful influence on me. Looking at, and thinking about, his work set up a series of conversations as we began working on our latest collection,” Christopher Bailey, Burberry chief creative and chief executive officer, said in a statement.
“Moore’s work on display will be a shining example of the creativity and enormous contribution he made to the development of contemporary art in the UK and way beyond, and I’m excited to be showing our February collection alongside the remarkable work of the artist that inspired it,” Bailey added.
But it’s not just the collection that was inspired by Moore. Its campaign has been shot at the Henry Moore Studios & Gardens in Hertfordshire, where the artist used to live and work.
In the photos and video, the models can be seen in the gardens of the Foundation, with Moore’s sculpture Sheep Piece (1971–72) in the background.
“As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Henry Moore Foundation, we are delighted to launch this unique collaboration with Burberry, which shows one of art history’s greatest sculptors in an intriguing new light,” Godfrey Worsdale, director of the Henry Moore Foundation, said.
“I feel sure that Henry Moore would have been fascinated to see his work inspiring such outstanding designs, and we hope this collection will encourage new audiences to discover and appreciate his remarkable work and the studios he created them in.”
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