Henry Moore and Others

Three really good exhibitions in London are united by the works of Henry Moore:

 

 Henry Moore: Sculpture and Drawings, Osborne Samuel, 23a Bruton Street, London W1, until 27th June 2015

Baby’s Head, 1926, Cast concrete,  unique, ref. LH-35, 10.16 x 10.16 x 15.24 cms (4 x 4 x 6 in).  Courtesy of Osborne Samuel Gallery

Baby’s Head, 1926, Cast concrete,
unique, ref. LH-35, 10.16 x 10.16 x 15.24 cms (4 x 4 x 6 in).
Courtesy of Osborne Samuel Gallery

This exhibition brings unseen early works including drawings from the collection of his sister Elizabeth Howarth, early carvings, very early lithographs and works from the 1940s. There are also photographs of Moore in his studio taken by the celebrated photographer Gemma Levine.

Madonna and Child, 1943, bronze,  unique ref. LH1- 222, 18.4 x 8 x 7.5cm (7 1-4 x 3 1-4 x 3in).  Courtesy of Samuel Osborne Gallery

Madonna and Child, 1943, bronze,
unique ref. LH1- 222, 18.4 x 8 x 7.5cm (7 1-4 x 3 1-4 x 3in).
Courtesy of Samuel Osborne Gallery

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 Rodin, Brancusi, Moore: Through the Sculptor’s Lens, Waddington Custot Galleries, 11 Cork Street, London W1, until 11th July 2015

Pierre Choumoff for Auguste Rodin The Hand of God c.1915 silver gelatin print 9 3/8 x 6 7/8 in / 23.8 x 17.5 cm Courtesy of Waddington Custot Galleries

Pierre Choumoff for Auguste Rodin
The Hand of God c.1915
silver gelatin print
9 3/8 x 6 7/8 in / 23.8 x 17.5 cm
Courtesy of Waddington Custot Galleries

We see through this exhibition of fifty vintage photographs from their studios how important photography was as a part of the working process of Auguste Rodin (1840–1917),Constantin Brancusi (1876–1957), and Henry Moore (1898–1986).

Henry Moore Mother and Child against Open Wall (plaster maquette for UNESCO commission 1956-57) 1956 15 3/4 x 19 3/4 in / 40 x 50.2 cm gelatin silver print mounted on stock card (c.1956) Courtesy of Waddington Custot Galleries

Henry Moore
Mother and Child against Open Wall (plaster maquette for UNESCO commission 1956-57) 1956
15 3/4 x 19 3/4 in / 40 x 50.2 cm
gelatin silver print mounted on stock card (c.1956)
Courtesy of Waddington Custot Galleries

It provides an absolutely fascinating insight into their creative world perhaps best summed up by Brancusi who asked: “Why write about sculpture? Why not just show the photographs?”

Constantin Brancusi Endless Column in Voulangis c.1926–27 silver gelatin print 11 3/4 x 15 5/8 in / 29.7 x 39.7 cm Courtesy of Waddington Custot Galleries

Constantin Brancusi
Endless Column in Voulangis
c.1926–27
silver gelatin print
11 3/4 x 15 5/8 in / 29.7 x 39.7 cm
Courtesy of Waddington Custot Galleries

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‘Helaine Blumenfeld / Henry Moore: A Dialogue 1985-2015’, Bowman Sculpture, 6 Duke Street, St James’s, London SW1, until 30th June 2015

Installation shot of Helaine Blumenfeld / Henry Moore: A Dialogue 1985-2015 at Bowman Sculpture

Installation shot of Helaine Blumenfeld / Henry Moore: A Dialogue 1985-2015 at Bowman Sculpture

Thirty years ago a very special and important joint exhibition of work by these two artists took place at the Alex Rosenberg Gallery, New York. To celebrate this anniversary Bowman Sculpture are showing their work together including previously unexhibited works from private collections. It is great opportunity to see how these sculptors complement each other while remaining different.

Installation shot of Helaine Blumenfeld / Henry Moore: A Dialogue 1985-2015 at Bowman Sculpture

Installation shot of Helaine Blumenfeld / Henry Moore: A Dialogue 1985-2015 at Bowman Sculpture

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