Exhibit Design & Museum-Related Projects: Huntington Library
Spirit & Essence, Line & Form:
The Graphic Work of Henry Moore
Jun. 16, 2018–Oct. 1, 2018
Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art
The most prominent British sculptor of the 20th century, Henry Moore was also a prolific graphic artist, producing drawings as well as hundreds of prints. His sculptor's interest in the interrelationship of shape and mass, and in the connections and intersections among different forms, translates eloquently into his graphic work. These intricate, often delicate objects explore the same universal themes found in Moore's sculpture – the roots of creation, the body, life, and death.
This exhibition showcases approximately 25 works on paper culled from the recent gift of some 330 works of Moore's graphic art from the Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation.
All images are © Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens, 2019
The title wall incorporated color contours taken from his iconic, sculptural forms
A loaned sculpture juxtaposed with the illustration behind it
Text panels incorporated tombstone labels
A unique "chop" was created using Henry Moore's distinctive signature. This graphic was used on text panels throughout the exhibit.