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Three-Piece Reclining Figure No. 2: Bridge Prop - Washington, D.C.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 38° 53.344 W 077° 01.392
18S E 324526 N 4306411
Quick Description: This abstract bronze sculpture by Henry Moore is located in a grouping of figurative sculpture in the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden on the Washington, D.C. Mall.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 7/6/2010 4:19:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM96P9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 7

Long Description:
This abstract sculpture by Henry Moore is located in a grouping of figurative sculpture in the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden. The "Bridge Prop" portion of the title was added because the sculpture reminded the artist of the view under London's Waterloo Bridge.

The Hirshhorn also owns Moore's "Two-Piece Reclining Figure: Points", and several other Moore pieces are on display in this garden.

The following information on Moore is from Wikipedia:

Moore is best known for his abstract monumental bronzes which can be seen in many places around the world as public works of art. The subjects are usually abstractions of the human figure, typically mother-and-child or reclining figures. Apart from a flirtation with family groups in the 1950s, the subject is nearly always a woman. Characteristically, Moore's figures are pierced, or contain hollow places. Many interpret the undulating form of his reclining figures as references to the landscape and hills of Yorkshire where Moore was born.
TITLE: Three-Piece Reclining Figure No. 2: Bridge Prop

ARTIST(S): Henry Moore

DATE: 1963. cast 1964.

MEDIUM: Bronze

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS 61570082

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
In Le'Enfant Square Park Jefferson Drive SW and 7th Street SW Washington, D.C.


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