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Monitor 1960

In this item from the landmark arts series Monitor, Huw Wheldon visits Henry Moore at his home in the run-up to a major exhibition of his work at the Whitechapel Gallery in London. He tries to uncover deeper meanings and motivations in the artist’s work, but Moore freely admits that he doesn’t want to examine himself too thoroughly in case it inhibits his ability to create.

Presenter: Huw Wheldon
Contributor: Henry Moore
First broadcast: 20 November 1960

This selection of clips has been taken from the BBC Archive. The full-length interviews and many more programmes celebrating Henry Moore and his art can be found at www.bbc.co.uk/archive/henrymoore.