Henry Moore, Upright Motive B, 1968

Artist: Henry Moore (1898 - 1986)
Title:Upright Motive B, 1968
Medium:Bronze Sculpture
Image:11 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in (29.2 cm x 5.7 cm x 5.7 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of nine, bearing the impressed foundry marks 'Nuack Berlin'.
Signature:This work is hand-impressed ‘MOORE’ by Henry Moore (West Yorkshire, 1898 – Hertfordshire, 1986).
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-4759

Historical Description

Conveying fluidity and expressivity, this stunning work is teeming with vitality in both compositional depth and evocative potential. Recalling the innate attributes of the very material of bronze, this work’s anthropomorphic shape seems to construct before our eyes, appearing as soft and malleable as freshly fired metal. Upright Motive B, demonstrates Moore’s visual exploration of verticality, which can “imply a standing posture” (Bowness, 12).  Displayed in an elongated orientation of abstract forms, Moore answers the humanist desire to interpret seemingly inanimate forms as figurative. Our gaze glides upwards across the work’s richly textured surface, pausing in the crevices and kinks that hint at gestural indications.

Created in 1977, this bronze sculpture is hand-impressed  ‘MOORE’ by Henry Moore (West Yorkshire, 1898 – Hertfordshire, 1986), and numbered from the edition of nine, bearing the impressed foundry marks 'Nuack Berlin'.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices accompanying the final sale of the work).

1. Bowness, Alan. (Ed.). Henry Moore – Complete Sculpture, Volume 4 1964 – 1973. Lund Humphries: London, 1977. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 587.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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