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Bronze sculpture • Modernism • 2934 x 2800 x 2300 mm • 1963–4, cast c.1964–7 • Tate Gallery
Locking Piece is made up of two large interconnecting forms stacked one on top of the other. It is one of Henry Moore’s best known public sculptures and has been on display near Tate Britain in Riverside Walk Gardens, Millbank, since 1968, having been gifted to Tate by the artist a year earlier. Tate’s work was the third of three bronze casts of this sculpture produced between 1964 and 1967, and was originally the artist’s copy.
Henry Spencer Moore
was born in Castleford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
30 July, 1898
His style: Modernism
Check my tribute to this great painter here: Henry Moore
What a fascinating piece, Marina. I like what Liz said about the angles because that was my first thought too. Thanks for sharing and Happy Weekend! xoxoxo
Thank you, my dear Lauren and happy Sunday and …August too!
It is true. It constantly changes shapes!
This is a fascinating piece. It seems to change shape, depending on the angle from which it’s viewed.I’d like to see it in person!
It is amazing seeing it in life and tou are right, new shapes appear with the slightest change of angle!
Oh, I agree my dear 🐉 friend!
Going over to have another look!
Still liking from AG, but commenting from Glam.
Keeping track of what blogs this is happening on, in case it doesn’t clear up and I have to deal with WP!
Oannes is fine now. Well, it was yesterday!
We have to be kept on our toes constantly, don’t we?!!!! Oannes was also hacked on twitter the other day so we had to change password! 🤬
I hope the ‘split personality issue’ is soon resolved!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Hi Marina. Really great series of images to see! Thanks for posting. With Henry Moore in mind and his large work formerly at Toronto City Hall (amid controversy at the time) I’m reminded of a song ‘Down by the Henry Moore’ by Murray McLauchlan. Long ago song with a slideshow of long ago Toronto. Hope it’s fine to leave this link: https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/159761443/posts/665
Thank you very much for the link and the song. It seemed kind of sad watching images from another time when people had fun… 😉
Happy this brought memories! Thank you, my friend.
that’s weird Maria. My link to the song ‘Down by the Henry Moore’ by Murray McLauchlan is replaced by a link to a (no doubt interesting) WordPress blog!!!!!!
I know. I thought it was a
strange too, but then H.M is mentioned in there! 😉
What an interesting piece! Thanks for sharing it!
Isn’t it?!!! Thank you, my dear Dale!!!!
You can’t walk past it without stopping! 💐🙋♂️
Oh, you can say that again!!! 😉 Some are luckier than others!
The other evening on TV there was a programme to do with whether an item was a fake or the real thing, a serious programme! Not a game show! This particular programme was to find out if a small piece of sculpture found in a garden was a genuine Henry Moore. It wasn’t but it was by a female artist, Betty Jewson, who actually knew H.M. I’m not sure you would be able to see the programme but it was called FAKE OR FORTUNE on the BBC here in the UK. In one section at Perry Green, the cameras were allowed into his studio including his maquette room!
Oh, that sounds really interesting!
I’ll check whether we can watch it online. Thank you!!! 🙏😊
That it a wonderful looking “Locking piece”.
Isn’t it?!!! Thanks, my friend!