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Henry Moore
Three Reclining Figures


Henry Moore's work can be defined by the reclining figure - no other artist has spent as long studying and playing with its forms. He first worked on the theme in 1924 and henceforth tirelessly explored and developed the idea throughout his career. "He once said that there are three fundamental poses of the human figure: standing, seated and lying down; that the reclining pose gives the most freedom, compositionally and spatially; that it is...



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  Lot 34 of 73  

IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN ART AUCTION
15-16 FEBRUARY 2012

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$28,200
Rs 14,10,000

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ARTWORK DETAILS

Henry Moore
Three Reclining Figures
Signed & dated 'Moore 70' (lower right)
1970
Pen and ink wash on paper
9.5 x 6.5 in (24.1 x 16.5 cm)

PROVENANCE:
Ezio Gribaudo, Turin

EXHIBITED:
Turin, Bon à tirer, I disegni di Henry Moore, 1972
Rome, Galleria Lo Spazio, Henry Moore; Disegni dal 1928 al 1971, 1972, catalogue no. 43

PUBLISHED:
A. Garrould (ed.), Henry Moore Complete Drawings, 1950-1976, London, 1998, vol. IV, no. 70-71.60 (HMF 3298), illustrated p. 223

Category: Painting
Style: Figurative


 









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