Henry Moore: The Shape of Things

30 March – 12 April 2019

Visit Christie’s London this spring and discover our private selling exhibition, Henry Moore: The Shape of Things. One of Britain’s best-known artists, Henry Moore radically redefined the boundaries of sculpture over the course of his prolific career. Working in bronze, stone and wood, as well as creating a large body of drawings and works on paper, Moore constantly sought to challenge traditional artistic conventions in his art as he explored the aesthetic potential of form and space, figuration and abstraction, as well as internal and external states. ‘To observe, to understand, to experience the vast variety of space, shape and form in the world’, he stated, ‘twenty lifetimes would not be enough. There is no end to it’

The human figure lies at the heart of Moore’s practice. With works that span the course of Moore’s career, this exhibition demonstrates the various ways in which the artist explored this inherent theme. From the poignant visions of humanity witnessed in the Shelter Drawings, to the undulating forms of the reclining figures and the tender evocations of maternity in the ‘Mother and Child’ works, Henry Moore: The Shape of Things encapsulates the extraordinary diversity of Moore’s art.

Exhibition information

  • Location

    Christie’s London
    8 King Street
    SW1Y 6QT

  • Viewing

    30 March – 12 April 2019

    30 - 31 March, 12pm - 5pm
    1 - 5 April, 9am - 4:30pm
    6 - 7 April, 12pm - 5pm
    8 April, 9am - 4:30pm
    8 April, 6pm - 8:30pm
    9 - 12 April, 9am - 4:30pm

  • Contacts

    André Zlattinger
    Tel: +44 207 389 2074