Henry Moore: Space & Form
1st October 2021
It is hard to imagine now that I met Henry Moore some 40 years ago on my first visit to the Henry Moore Foundation.
The Foundation have always been exceptionally generous with their time and expertise, notably David Mitchinson who for a remarkable 42 years was Curator and Director and to this day is still as helpful and supportive as ever. In my early days in the art world I was also helped enormously by such legendary Henry Moore dealers as Jacob Weintraub and Alex Rosenberg in New York, James Goodman as well and of course Ryunosuke Kasahara in Japan who I also first met 40 years ago on the first of many trips to that country. Before long I began to organise exhibitions of the work of Henry Moore in galleries around the world. We must have also done a dozen Moore shows at my galleries, not just in London but in our spaces in New York and Tokyo. Our most recent was the well received 2015 exhibition in Mayfair at the Bruton Street gallery before we moved up Bond Street to Dering Street. Gordon Samuel shares my passion for British sculpture as does my colleague and fellow Director Tania Sutton who has curated many of our sculpture exhibitions, including this one. Organising an exhibition of this complexity would normally take years of planning, because of the pandemic we have had to compress the time available into a matter of months.