Alan Bowness has identified Moore’s preoccupation with locking forms as being ‘one general characteristic of the late style.’ (op. cit., 1977, p.9). Bowness calls ‘Locking Piece’ ‘the first large compact sculpture’, a product of the years 1959 to 1962 in Moore’s works which were ‘rich in new sculptural thinking.’ (ibid., p.8).
Locking Piece (LH 515) is a sculpture by Henry Moore. It comprises two interlocking forms holding a third element between them, on a bronze base. It comprises two interlocking forms holding a third element between them, on a bronze base.
Locking Piece Henry Moore 1963-4 These images are not to be reproduced without the permission of the Henry Moore Foundation. Other works on this site by Moore include: The Archer, Hill Arches, Large Four Piece Reclining Figure, Large Arch, Seated Woman, Three-Part Reclining Figure, and Upright Motive No. 1: Glenkiln Cross.
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.
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“The Henry Moore Foundation” is a charity registered in England and Wales (271370)
Large Locking Piece by Henry Moore and Relief with Geometric Figures by Sol LeWitt in the background, Gemeentemuseum, the Hague, the Netherlands. The Locking Piece sculpture by Henry Moore on the Thames Embankment at Millbank, London, with St George Wharf tower.
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Well-Curated: Henry Moore Scultpure Exhibit Explore some of the British art icon’s greatest works. By Danny C. Flanders. Jun 26, 2009 Henry Moore Foundation Locking Piece Inspiration for this piece came from Moore playing with a couple pebbles that got locked together. Moore …
Henry Moore works in public The works of Henry Moore can be found in hundreds of galleries, museums and public spaces, in 38 countries around the world. There are hundreds of works by Henry Moore on public view around the globe.
Henry Moore was born in Castleford, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, to Mary Baker and Raymond Spencer Moore. His father was of Irish origin and became pit deputy and then under-manager of the Wheldale colliery in Castleford.
Henry Moore: Henry Moore, English sculptor whose organically shaped, abstract, bronze and stone figures constitute the major 20th-century manifestation of the humanist tradition in sculpture. Much of his work is monumental, and he was particularly well-known for a series of reclining nudes. Moore …