26/04/2017 Modern & Contemporary Prints
HENRY MOORE PRINTS AT AUCTION
Our inaugural dedicated prints auction on Wednesday 24 May offered works by Henry Moore to coincide with the 40th anniversary of nearby Henry Moore Studio and Gardens in Perry Green.
Becoming Henry Moore is the 40th anniversary exhibition at the Studio and Gardens, running until 22 October and follows the artist’s creative trajectory from 1914 to 1930, presaging the period when he became Britain’s foremost modern sculptor.
Moore (1898-1986) is also acknowledged as one of the leading British printmakers of the period and many of the prints in the sale come from his last years, reflecting the ultimate expression of his sitting and reclining sculptural figures.
The prints appeared in ‘500 Years of Printmaking’, curated by Shane Xu, at our Stansted Mountfitchet salerooms. Shane, who worked with print specialist Alex Hayter at Bloomsbury for a number of years, gathered together a catalogue of the leading names of international printmaking for the sale, such as Picasso, Chagall, Miró, Matisse, Dalí, Cézanne, Constable, Blake, Burne-Jones, Eric Gill.
“This is the culmination of years of work and study, building up detailed knowledge of artists and the market, while focusing on what buyers and sellers want on an international basis,” she said.