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Bill Brandt/Henry Moore

31 July 2020

While some museums remain shuttered due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Apollo’s usual weekly pick of exhibitions will include shows at institutions that are now reopening as well as digital projects providing virtual access to art and culture.

This exhibition draws attention to the interdisciplinary interests of Henry Moore by connecting his work to that of the photographer Bill Brandt. Moore was a keen draughtsman, and met Brandt when both were creating their ‘shelter pictures’: sketches and photographs of civilians shielding from the Blitz on the London Underground. The exhibition, which reopens on 1 August and has been extended until 1 November, explores this and the other points of intersection between the two artists throughout their careers. It is scheduled to travel to the Sainsbury Center for Visual Art in Norwich and Yale Center for British Art, New Haven. Find out more from the Hepworth Wakefield’s website.

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Pit Boys at Pit Head (1942), Henry Moore.

Pit Boys at Pit Head (1942), Henry Moore. The Hepworth Wakefield

Two Piece Reclining Figure No.4 (1961), Henry Moore.

Two Piece Reclining Figure No. 4 (1961), Henry Moore. The Hepworth Wakefield. Photo: © Jonty Wilde

Nude, East Sussex Coast (1960), Bill Brandt.

Nude, East Sussex Coast (1960), Bill Brandt. © Bill Brandt/Bill Brandt Archive Ltd.

Liverpool Street Extension (1940), Bill Brandt.

Liverpool Street Extension (1940), Bill Brandt. Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York; © Bill Brandt/Bill Brandt Archive Ltd