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"Henry Moore: Master Drawings"
2004-03-17 until 2004-04-08
UK United Kingdom
Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert will present at its galleries in London and New York an exhibition of fifty-five drawings from the collection of the Henry Moore Foundation. This exhibition of Master Drawings has been selected to commemorate the first twenty-five years of the Foundation's collection, and in recognition of the publication of the final volumes of the catalogue raisonne of Moore's drawings.
The Foundation's collection of drawings, formed in 1977 with a substantial gift from the artist has since been augmented by some major acquisitions and bequests. The seven-volume catalogue raisonné Henry Moore: Complete Drawings, published over a nine-year period by Lund Humphries documents and illustrates over 7,500 drawings from 1916-1986.
The works in the exhibition dating from 1924 to 1982 bring together the full range and breadth of Moore's draughtsmanship. This exhibition reveals themes which preoccupied Moore throughout his career, including ideas for sculpture, mother and child studies, internal/external forms, and Shelter and Coalmine drawings. Highlights of the exhibition include Montage of Reclining Figures 1928, Stone Figures in a Landscape Setting 1935, Mechanisms 1938, Tube Shelter Scenes 1940-41, Four Studies of Miners at the Coalface 1942, Six Studies for Family Group 1948, Three Seated Mother and Child Figures 1971 and The Artist's Hands 1981.