Thursday, December 14, 2017

Huntington Given Henry Moore Graphics

Henry Moore, Idea for Sculpture, 1982. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Gift of the Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation. ©The Henry Moore Foundation. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2017
The Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation has given the Huntington 330 etchings, lithographs, and drawings by Henry Moore. In number the gift exceeds the holdings of Moore graphics at all but a few U.S. institutions.
Henry Moore, Woman Holding Book, 1983. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Gift of the Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation. © The Henry Moore Foundation. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2017.
The Huntington has no Moore sculptures. In recent years it has been adding 20th-century British works on paper. Three early-modern UK paintings were acquired in 2016. The Berman gift decisively moves the chronology up a half-century.

About 25 works will be shown next summer in "Spirit and Essence, Line and Form: The Graphic Work of Henry Moore," June 16–Oct. 1, 2018.
Henry Moore, Horse’s Head and Studies, 1981. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Gift of the Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation. © The Henry Moore Foundation. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2017.

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