Missing Henry Moore sculpture

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First published in Letters by

I WAS wondering what has happened to the Henry Moore reclining bronze sculpture that preceded that of Constantine at the side of the Minster.

It would be good to see it once again in some prominent position since York is sadly lacking in good public art.

I’d suggest the Museum Gardens is a place of gently undulation since Moore often had landscape (and a specific one at that) in mind when creating these pieces.

On a more esoteric subject earlier touched on, King’s Square paving – terrible.

Surface pattern creating an illusion on the horizontal – relief and texture on the vertical (ie the buildings) – result optical chaos.

You can tell the flooring was designed by computer rather than grown organically through history. I thought it was the old stuff the tourists came to see or does the council want to lose the distinction between road and pavement in order to put more tables, chairs, stalls and other commercial debris on it?

G Martin, The Groves, York.

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12:03pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Fat Harry says...

I too miss the Henry Moore sculpture, but sadly it was only on loan to the Minster, so we're unlikely to see it again.

I think it's now on loan to somehwere in China.
I too miss the Henry Moore sculpture, but sadly it was only on loan to the Minster, so we're unlikely to see it again. I think it's now on loan to somehwere in China. Fat Harry
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12:44pm Mon 1 Sep 14

/kev/null says...

I agree about the Kings Square paving, it really is ugly.
I agree about the Kings Square paving, it really is ugly. /kev/null
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8:05pm Mon 1 Sep 14

Willy Eckerslike says...

The paving in King's Square is not going to be changed now is it?, so move on and get a life, there are wars going on, people are dying and you're moaning about a bit of stone paving, get things in perspective man.
The paving in King's Square is not going to be changed now is it?, so move on and get a life, there are wars going on, people are dying and you're moaning about a bit of stone paving, get things in perspective man. Willy Eckerslike
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2:01am Tue 2 Sep 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

I agree about the Kings Square paving too, it really is ugly.

It is very sad that there is so much evil in the world but that was the same case when the money was spent to remove the original York Stone.

What are we to do? Give Give CoYC a free pass because of the International situation? It's not going to change a thing and you know it!
I agree about the Kings Square paving too, it really is ugly. It is very sad that there is so much evil in the world but that was the same case when the money was spent to remove the original York Stone. What are we to do? Give Give CoYC a free pass because of the International situation? It's not going to change a thing and you know it! ColdAsChristmas
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