Lots More Of Henry Moore In Three Exhibitions

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By Tabish Khan Last edited 40 months ago
Lots More Of Henry Moore In Three Exhibitions ★★☆☆☆ 2

This is a model for a reclining figure by Henry Moore and can be found at Bowman sculpture. Courtesy Bowman sculpture.

Next year will mark the 30th anniversary of the death of Henry Moore, one of Britain's greatest sculptors. But rather than wait until then, three exhibitions have opened in Mayfair and they all feature works by Moore. Fans of his work are spoilt for choice so we've summarised the trio to let you know which ones to visit.

Blumenfeld-Moore at Bowman Sculpture
In 1985 Helaine Blumenfeld and Henry Moore had a joint exhibition in New York, and now several of those pieces are re-united across the two floors of this gallery. It's clear to see the similarities in style and the gestural figures of Moore are a perfect companion to the graceful and sinuous sculptures of Blumenfeld. This is a brilliant exhibition and easily the strongest of the three covered here. Until 30 June, free.

Londonist Rating: ★★★★☆

Henry Moore at Osborne Samuel
This gallery has a strong legacy of putting on shows of Henry Moore's work, and this latest exhibition features sculptures, drawings, prints and photographs of Moore. There are some great sculptures of women with children, and some of his drawings are fantastic. However, many of his drawings and prints don't have the same impact as his sculptures, resulting in a solid showing but leaving us wanting more sculpture. Until 27 June, free.

Londonist Rating: ★★★☆☆

These two seated women are in Osborne Samuel. Image courtesy Osborne Samuel

Rodin, Brancusi, Moore at Waddington Custot
It's a bold choice to hold an exhibition of three sculptors without sculptures. This is a photography exhibition that looks at the studio processes of three great sculptors, how they went about creating work and how photography helped in this process. It's an interesting study but it just made us want to see some sculptures, and this exhibition feels incomplete without the finished products. Until 11 July, free.

Londonist Rating: ★★☆☆☆

For more art make sure to visit our top openings and most talked about exhibitions for May. For more sculpture see the recent unveiling of the line's new line up and some food related art including a tower of vegetable fat.

Last Updated 25 May 2015