Henry Moore’s Studio Recreated for Gagosian Show

Gagosian’s London gallery in Davies Street is hosting a special exhibition of Henry Moore’s artworks, set to include a recreation of the artist’s famous maquette studio. The show is curated by the director of the Henry Moore Foundation, Richard Calvocoressi.

Despite being best known for his large scale sculptures and public art projects around the world, Moore often started working on his pieces with small found objects, such as stones, shells, bones, and animal skulls. The artist kept a collection of these small items for inspiration in his studio at Perry Green in Hertfordshire, England.

A part of Moore’s collection of found objects will be on display at the exhibition alongside drawings and sculptures that they inspired. In association with the exhibition, two of Moore’s monumental sculptures, Relief No. 1 (1959) and Upright Motive No. 9 (1979) will be installed at the nearby Berkeley Square in Mayfair. Both of the sculptures draw on the maquettes the artist created for the brick Wall Relief (1955), commissioned for the Bouwcentrum in Rotterdam – four of which are included in the show.

Henry Moore (1898-1986) is one of Britain’s most famous artists, and a prolific creator who produced not only sculptures but also drawings, graphics, and textiles. The Henry Moore Foundation was founded in 1977 to help preserve the artist’s legacy.


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