Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Be Blown Away as Moore's Great Works Find Their Grand Stage

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Be Blown Away as Moore's Great Works Find Their Grand Stage

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Byline: BEN LUKE

HENRY MOORE: LATE LARGE FORMS Gagosian, WC1 I HAVE long subscribed to a common view of Henry Moore's late work: that having achieved great fame, he created a production line of dull, impersonal bronzes which are tiresomely plopped in seemingly every plaza or public park in the world.

Though intrigued by the Gagosian Gallery's idea to bring late works from the Henry Moore Foundation in Hertfordshire into their King's Cross HQ, I didn't expect much.

But it is truly revelatory. Turning into the vast main gallery, I was completely blown away. Gagosian has removed some walls, opening up an already mammoth space which is bathed in the purest natural light. Under these conditions, Moore's works just sing.

Large Two Forms (1966) rears up like a monster. At Perry Green it competes with nature's scale - the broad canopy of sky and trees close by. Inside, it stands on its own terms, and seems twice the size.

The real triumph is that all the sculptures appear so much more intimate. …

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