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Henry Moore: Tapestries

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Hauser & Wirth / Hong Kong / Art

Henry Moore’s magnificent bronzes, in which figuration and abstraction become one, are world renowned. Far fewer people know of his work in the medium of tapestry. Back in 1976, Moore’s daughter, Mary, introduced him to the West Dean Tapestry Studio in Sussex, where he collaborated with expert weavers led by Eva-Louise Svensson. A number of his watercolor drawings were produced at seven to eight times their original size, in specially dyed wools (both warp and weft). Mothers and sons, reclining figures, a female circus rider, the colors are subtle, suggesting shades of stone, and the images a bit blurred, as if emerging from the mists of time. These five works haven’t toured publicly in over a decade, and have never before been to Asia. —E.C.

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Hauser & Wirth 16-15/F, 80 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
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