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Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 2

Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 2

Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 2
license agreement signed by the Henry Moore Foundation, and Pat Woods, August 2008

Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 2

Date: 1959–60

Artist: Henry Moore, English, 1898–1986

Medium: bronze
sculpture: 49 1/2 x 101 1/2 x 42 3/4 in. (125.7 x 257.8 x 108.6 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. Baer
Object Number: 68:1970a,b
Place made:England, Hertfordshire, Much Hadham
Classification: SCULPTURE
Current Location:On View, Outdoor, South Lawn
Notes:Henry Moore produced and extensive sculptural series of the abstracted human body in two parts. Moore’s reclining forms can be compared to eroded cliffs, an association enhanced by the work’s carved and pock-marked surface. The artist found in these sculptures “a metaphor of the relationship of humanity with the earth.”
Provenance- 1970
Howard F. and Isabel Baer, purchased from the artist [1]

1970 -
Saint Louis Art Museum, given by Howard F. and Isabel Baer [2]

[1] Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. Baer purchased "Two–Piece Reclining Figure No. 2" from the artist [Baer, Howard. "Saint Louis to Me: Footnotes on Fifty Years." St. Louis: Hawthorn Publishing Co. Inc., 1978, p. 250].

[2] Minutes of the Acquisitions Committee of the Board of Trustees, City Art Museum, June 25, 1970.
Exhibition History
Title: Annually Renewable Loan, City of St. Louis, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry
Date: October 2006 – April 17, 2013
Venue: Art Hill, Forest Park

Title: Annually Renewable Loan, Missouri Botanical Gardens
Date: 1969–November 2004
Venue: Missouri Botanical Garden

Title: Henry Moore (1962)
Date: March - April 1962
Venue: M. Knoedler & Co., Inc.

Title: Shaw's Garden Spring Sculpture Festival
Date: May 14 – June 25, 1972
Venue: Missouri Botanical Garden

Publication History
Title: The Kröller–Müller Museum: Otterlo, Holland
Year Published: 1965

Title: Henry Moore on Sculpture
Year Published: 1966

Title: History at the Airport
Periodical Title: St. Louis Globe-Democrat
Edition: December 6
Year Published: 1966

Title: Reflections: The Garden Revisited
Year Published: 1982

Title: Henry Spencer Moore
Year Published: 1968

Title: Henry Moore: Sculpting the 20th Century
Year Published: 2001

Title: Henry Moore: Retrospective
Year Published: 2002

Title: Henry Moore: Sculpture and Environment
Year Published: 1976

Title: Henry Moore: Catalogue of an Exhibition at the Tate Gallery
Year Published: 1968

Title: Henry Moore Sculpture: with comments by the artist
Year Published: 1981

Title: The Life of Henry Moore
Year Published: 2003

Title: The Ribosome: Structure, Function, and Evolution
Year Published: 1990

Title: Among Recent Acquisitions: Two Sculptures by Henry Moore
Periodical Title: Bulletin of the City Art Museum of Saint Louis
Edition: March–April 1971
Year Published: 1971

Title: Magnetic Attraction of Henry Moore Figure
Periodical Title: The Scotsman
Edition: March 31
Year Published: 1969

Title: Henry Moore: Writings and Conversations
Year Published: 2002

Title: Dedication of the Moore Figures at Lambert Airport plaza
Periodical Title: Bulletin of the City Art Museum of Saint Louis
Year Published: 1961

Title: Henry Moore: Sculpture 1955-64
Year Published: 1965

Title: Saint Louis to Me: footnotes on fifty years
Year Published: 1978

Title: Impressionist and Modern Paintings and Sculpture
Edition: May 13
Year Published: 1986

Title: Notes on Henry Moore
Edition: February
Year Published: 1961

Title: Many-sided view of the Moore sculptures
Periodical Title: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Edition: January 7
Year Published: 1962

Title: Henry Moore: March–April: 1962
Year Published: 1962

Title: Shaw's Garden spring sculpture festival: Missouri Botanical Garden, May 14–June 25, 1972
Year Published: 1972

Title: Henry Moore
Year Published: 1988

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