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Hertfordshire countryside house of Henry Moore

Large Reclining Figure is the product of Moore’s fourth and final collaboration with the architect I. M. Pei. In 1976, one of Pei’s most ambitious projects opened in Singapore: a fifty-two storey skyscraper – then the tallest in South East Asia – for the Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation. Pei had wanted to site a major sculptural commission at the base of the building, but it was several years before a suitable space became available. When Pei approached Moore about the commission, he was fearful of his response. Moore – by now in his eighties - had already told Pei that he was no longer producing monumental sculptures and that he was concentrating on producing drawings for the Foundation. He conceded, however, that it might be possible if the commission were based on an existing work.

Further reading: catalogue.henry-moore.org/objects/14059/large-reclining-figure
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ɱ ƕ said:

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12 months ago ( translate )

William Sutherland said:

Outstanding shots! Stay well!

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12 months ago

Herb Riddle said:

A bit of the country I don't really know very well and I have certainly not seen this Moore sculpture. Good work here.

Thanks for sharing with our UK Landscape Photography Group , Herb
12 months ago

ɱ ƕ replied to Herb Riddle:

Dear Herb, thanks for the comment. There's the largest collection of Moore's works in this centre / garden. It does not seem to be a usual programme, to see the countryside while visiting London. But it's not a bad idea to reserve some extra days to see the Chilterns, Hertfordshire or elsewhere. There are nice spots.
12 months ago

Annemarie said:

most most beautiful

happy sunday
12 months ago

Jocelyne Villoing said:

Une très belle perspective, bonne soirée !*********
12 months ago ( translate )

ɱ ƕ replied to Jocelyne Villoing:

Merci
12 months ago ( translate )

Citoyen du Monde said:

superbe !!
12 months ago ( translate )

ɱ ƕ replied to Citoyen du Monde:

The place is. I was a mere observer.
12 months ago

aNNa schramm said:

;-))) the woman in a water tub ???
with asimle
12 months ago

ɱ ƕ replied to aNNa schramm:

everybody can find its own details in modernist sculptures. I'm glad you like Moore. He was a genius.
12 months ago

Jadviga Grase said:

Interesting view with this sculpture!
12 months ago

Dimas Sequeira said:

Outstanding sculpture, amazing insertion on the landscape!
12 months ago

J. Gafarot said:

Well done.
He was my prefered author during the sixties and seventies.
Still keep some of the books I bought in England by that time.
Thanks for reming me.
10 months ago

ɱ ƕ replied to J. Gafarot:

I really love that you can see his many statues outside in London, such as in Hampstead Heath, Hyde Park, in front of Parliament, King's Cross station or on the Thames' bank close the Tate Britain to name a few. That's the art available for everyone!
10 months ago