Henry Moore, ‘Figures in settings’, 1949, Print, Five collotypes on five sheets of laid paper, Christie's
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Figures in settings, 1949

Five collotypes on five sheets of laid paper
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Working proofs for four of the eight individual images of the complete composition, and one …

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Henry Moore
British, 1898–1986
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Often regarded as the father of modern British sculpture, Henry Moore’s large-scale bronze and marble sculptures can be found in public parks and plazas around the world. Working in various styles and mediums, Moore is perhaps best known for his highly abstract and interpretive renditions of the human figure, often portrayed in the reclining position. He was influenced by Classical, Pre-Columbian, and African art, and by Surrealism; his biomorphic style has been compared that of Salvador Dalí and Jean Arp. Moore was a longtime friend and colleague of fellow sculptor Barabara Hepworth, having met at the Leeds School of Art around 1919. He also admired the work of Constantin Brancusi, whose organic abstract style resonated with Moore’s belief that observation of nature is essential to artistic creation. Moore himself inspired many artists including his former studio assistants Anthony Caro and Richard Wentworth.

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Working proofs for four of the eight individual images of the complete composition, and one duplicate, all colour variants of the published version (three with blue instead of brown, one lacking yellow), one with pencil marks outside the image, before the edition of 75 published by Ganymed Original Editions, London, …

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Henry Moore
British, 1898–1986
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Often regarded as the father of modern British sculpture, Henry Moore’s large-scale bronze and marble sculptures can be found in public parks and plazas around the world. Working in various styles and mediums, Moore is perhaps best known for his highly abstract and interpretive renditions of the human figure, often portrayed in the reclining position. He was influenced by Classical, Pre-Columbian, and African art, and by Surrealism; his biomorphic style has been compared that of Salvador Dalí and Jean Arp. Moore was a longtime friend and colleague of fellow sculptor Barabara Hepworth, having met at the Leeds School of Art around 1919. He also admired the work of Constantin Brancusi, whose organic abstract style resonated with Moore’s belief that observation of nature is essential to artistic creation. Moore himself inspired many artists including his former studio assistants Anthony Caro and Richard Wentworth.

Henry Moore

Figures in settings, 1949

Five collotypes on five sheets of laid paper
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