Henry Moore - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session New York Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Eric Estorick, London
    Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner in 1960

  • Exhibited

    London, The Arts Council Gallery of Great Britain, Three Young Collectors, November - December 1952, no. 37 (another example exhibited)
    London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Henry Moore: an exhibition of sculpture from 1950–1960, November - December 1960, no. 5, n.p. (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    San Diego, Art Center in La Jolla; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Los Angeles Municipal Art Galleries, Barnsdall Park, Henry Moore Exhibition, August 4 - December 1, 1963, no. 49 (present lot exhibited)
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Henry Moore in Southern California, October 2 - November 18, 1973, no. 31 (another example exhibited)
    New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Henry Moore: 60 Years of His Art, 1983, p. 123 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Will Grohmann, The Art of Henry Moore, London, 1960, no. 102 (another example illustrated)
    Alan Bowness, ed., Henry Moore Complete Sculpture 1949 - 1954, vol. 2, London, 1965, no. 301 (another example illustrated)
    John Hedgecoe, Henry Moore, New York, 1968, no. 5, p. 201 (another example illustrated)
    Robert Melville, Henry Moore: Sculpture and Drawings 1921-1969, London, 1970, no. 413 (another example illustrated)
    Herbert Read, Henry Moore: A study of his life and work, New York, 1965, no. 170, n.p. (another example illustrated)
    Giulio Carlo Argan, Henry Moore, Milan, 1971, no. 101, n.p. (another example illustrated)
    G. di San Lazzaro, ed., Hommage à Henry Moore, Paris, 1972, n.p. (another example illustrated)
    Henry J. Seldis, Henry Moore in America, New York, 1973, no. 31, p. 94 (another example illustrated)
    David Mitchinson, ed., Henry Moore Sculpture with Comments by the Artist, New York, 1988, no. 215, p. 112 (another example illustrated)
    Henry Moore and John Hedgecoe, Henry Moore, My Ideas, Inspiration and Life as an Artist, London, 1986, p. 98 (another example illustrated)
    John Hedgecoe, Henry Moore: A Monumental Vision, London, 2005, no. 280, p. 214 (another example illustrated)

The Modern Form: Property from the Collection of Betty and Stanley Sheinbaum


Animal Head

bronze with green patina, on wood base
sculpture 8 x 8 x 11 in. (20.3 x 20.3 x 27.9 cm.)
base 1 3/4 x 7 7/8 x 9 3/8 in. (4.4 x 20 x 23.8 cm.)
overall 9 3/4 x 8 x 11 in. (24.8 x 20.3 x 27.9 cm.)

Executed in 1951, this work is from an edition of 8 plus 1 artist's proof.

This work is recorded in the archives of the Henry Moore Foundation.

$100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for $106,250

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session

New York Auction 15 November 2017