E & R Cyzer are pleased to present a monumental sculpture by Henry Moore, alongside a number of signature works by Damien Hirst from private collections.
By 1950, Moore was considered the pre-eminent Modern British sculptor and was being commissioned for a number of large-scale projects. ‘Upright Motive No. 8’ (1955-56) is a result of such large-scale commissions, as Moore began to experiment with tall standing sculptures following his architectural work. This piece is a fine example of his earlier interest in Surrealism demonstrated through amorphous and disjointed forms, coupled with his admiration for sculpture of Classical Antiquity.