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Upright Motive No.2 1955-56 (LH 379)

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bronze
height 320cm


photo: Graham Portlock

In 1955 I was asked to consider making a sculpture for the courtyard of a new building [Olivetti] in Milan... I visited the site and a lone lombardy poplar growing behind the building convinced me that a vertical work would act as the correct counterfoil to the horizontal rhythm of the building. This idea grew ultimately into the ‘Upright Motives’.

Henry Moore quoted in Henry Moore: Drie Staande Motievan, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo 1965