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A blog dedicated to Modern British Art from Lund Humphries, the leading publisher of books on the subject.
In late 1944, while Britain was still at war and paper rationing was in force, Lund Humphries published a large-format, luxuriously produced, beautifully designed monograph on Henry Moore’s sculpture and drawings. In a review a few months later in the Burlington Magazine, Nikolaus Pevsner described it as ‘more ambitious and more complete than any brought out in England for a very long time on the work of one individual sculptor’ and ‘a great achievement of British publishing after five years of shortages and controls’. Patrick Heron in an interview many years later described it as the book which ‘created Henry Moore’.
Posted onTo coincide with a new exhibition of the artist’s works at Crane Kalman Gallery in London this June, Juliana D. Kreinik, contributing editor for the Hans Hofmann Catalogue Raisonné of Paintings, recalls enlightening discoveries of vital information in Hofmann’s handwriten ledgers and the great effort and greater reward of a monumental research publication. Catalogue raisonné […]
Lund Humphries Landmarks – Henry Moore Sculpture and Drawings, with an Introduction by Herbert Read (1944)
Posted onFormer Head of Collections and Exhibitions at The Henry Moore Foundation, David Mitchinson, describes the importance of the comprehensive book on Henry Moore’s work which was published by Lund Humphries in 1944. The triumvirate of sculptor Henry Moore, art historian Herbert Read and printer/publisher Peter Gregory was one based on friendship, Yorkshire, and mutual respect. Read had […]
Posted onAnthony Caro, who has died aged 89, was such a fixture in the British art landscape that it’s hard to imagine him no longer there. As testified by the international range of tributes to him which quickly appeared in the press following the announcement of his death last week, he was the grand old man […]
Posted onThe Year of Modern British Sculpture continues this month with an interesting confluence of sculptor-anniversaries. Ten years ago, in April 2003, British sculptor Lynn Chadwick died at his home in Gloucestershire, having enjoyed a long and successful career. ‘A great late 20th century sculptor … the successor to Henry Moore’, wrote Terence Mullaly in the Guardian‘s obituary. In […]
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