When you think of Henry Moore a large, abstract, reclining figure will probably be the first thing that comes to mind. As the master himself said, ‘everything I do, I intend to make on a large scale… Size itself has its own impact, and physically we can relate ourselves more strongly to a big sculpture than to a small one.’
So we are really excited that the Gagosian Gallery, in collaboration with The Henry Moore Foundation, is presenting a major exhibition of monumental sculptures in Henry Moore Late Large Forms, most of which are being exhibited indoors for the first time.
Henry Moore’s intention was that these large-scale forms be interacted with, viewed close-up and even touched. In order that their weight and mass be perceived in different settings, they were commonly placed outdoors, subject to the effects of changing light, seasons, and terrain. The gallery space however, offers the opportunity for the sheer volume and proportions of the works to be experienced inside and up close.
So rather than the usual Moore exhibition featuring maquettes, studies, smaller works and a couple of large highlights, this installation promises to bring it big.