Henry Moore: Myths & Poetry
21 January – 11 March 2017
Hauser & Wirth Zürich presents an exhibition focused on Henry Moore’s early works on paper relating to myth and poetry.
Henry Moore Cover Design for 'Oxford Poetry Now' 1976 Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977
Henry Moore Cover Design for 'Oxford Poetry Now' 1976
Henry Moore Foundation: gift of the artist 1977
Including poetry magazine covers, illustrations for poems by Herbert Read and sketches of the Prometheus myth, this fascinating exhibition explores Moore's graphic works and provides an insight into his relationship with the literary world.
In addition to etchings, lithographs and drawings, several sculptures are also on display including a large-scale work carved from Elmwood that has not been exhibited since the 1950s. Most of the works were created in the years surrounding the end of World War II; supporting archival material, such as the artist’s tools, photographs of his etching studio and correspondence with friends such as W. H. Auden and Herbert Read, offer intimate access to this period in Moore’s career. ‘Henry Moore: Myths & Poetry has been organised in collaboration with our own Collections and is curated by the artist’s daughter, Mary Moore.