Henry MOORE (1898-1986) Horse's Head, 1980... - Lot 49 - Yann Le Mouel

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Henry MOORE (1898-1986) Horse's Head, 1980... - Lot 49 - Yann Le Mouel
Henry MOORE (1898-1986) Horse's Head, 1980 Bronze with light-brown patina Signed and justified on 7 copies on the terrace Morris Singer founder's stamp L. 21.5 cm H. 11.5 cm W. 12.5 cm Provenance : Cavaliero Fine Arts, New York (acquired from the artist). Exhibition : Mexico, Museo De Arte Moderno, "Henry Moore en Mexico, Escultura/Dibujo/Grafica De 1921 A 1982", November 1982-January 1983, no. 63. Bibliography: W.J. Strachan, ''Henry Moore: Animals'', ed. Aurum Press, London, 1983, p. 136. ''Beauty in the sense of classical Greece or the Renaissance is not what I'm after. There is a functional functional difference between beauty of expression and power of expression. The former aims to please The former aims to please, the latter has a spiritual vitality that for me is more moving and profound. Henry Moore Sculpture can appear in three positions (standing, sitting, lying down): ''The reclining figure is the one that gives the most freedom, as a composition and in space... A reclining figure can lie on any surface, it is free and stable at the same time. It corresponds to my conviction that sculpture should last for eternity'' Henry Moore Moore's simplified, primitive expression of this timeless horse's head not unlike the cave paintings of Lascaux.
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