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Image courtesy Angelica Jopling and Taylor Zakarin

The Arch

Henry Moore (1898 - 1986)

  • Medium:
    Travertine marble
  • Dimensions:
    580 × 455 × 355 cm
  • Collection:
    Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA

After visiting Stonehenge in 1921, Henry Moore became fascinated with the idea of sculpture that could be inhabited or passed through. Though The Arch directly references the post-and-lintel structures from Stonehenge, Moore gives the form a bone-like appearance. In its current location in Hyde Park, visitors are unable to physically walk through the sculpture. However, The Arch successfully offers a structure that frames the Serpentine Gallery and Kensington Palace in the distance.