Henry Moore OM, CH
Working Model for Three Piece No.3: Vertebrae 1968, cast c.1968

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Henry Moore OM, CH 1898–1986
Working Model for Three Piece No.3: Vertebrae
Date 1968, cast c.1968
Medium Bronze
Dimensions Object: 1080 x 2360 x 1220 mm, 948 kg
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1978
On display at Tate Britain

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This work is related to Three Piece No.3: Vertebrae, a vast sculpture over twenty-four feet long and the even larger Three Forms Vertebrae outside Dallas City Hall, which is about forty-feet long. Moore argued that the size of a sculpture should be determined by where it is. As he received commissions for sculptures to be sited next to large buildings, the scale of the works grew. According to Moore, it was the intrinsic monumentality of the sculptures which allowed them to be successfully enlarged to such sizes.

August 2004

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