Henry Moore “Locking Piece”

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Locking Piece

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

English artist
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



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  1. 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

  2. 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

      • 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!

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