Forthcoming exhibition

This Living Hand

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Perry Green
31 March - 31 October 2021

41 Lh 707 Hands

A new exhibition of Henry Moore's work, curated by de Waal for the Henry Moore Foundation, rescheduled for Spring 2021. This Living Hand will explore the role of touch and the iconography of the hand in Henry Moore’s art.

In the exhibition, de Waal will present a selection of original sculptures and other objects by Moore which visitors will be invited to touch, as well as a group of drawings and sculptural works charting Moore’s interest in the hand as a subject, from Reclining Figure: Hand (1979) to the numerous two and three-dimensional studies of his own and other subjects’ hands, including the drawings and lithographs he made in 1978 of the winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Dorothy Hodgkin, who wanted her hands to be used as her portrait.