The show unites Moore and Barbara Hepworth (1903-75), another giant of Modern British sculpture, displaying their graphic works. These compositions demonstrate the artists’ interest in space, form and colour, and are generally semi- or completely abstract, as in the case of Hepworth’s Olympus (1970-71).
As well as offering the intellectual opportunity to reflect on the working process of Moore and Hepworth, the show is a commercial chance for buyers to bag these recognisable curving forms at a fraction of the price applied to their major sculptural pieces – many of which are now held by museums.
Offerings include prints from Hepworth’s Twelve Lithographs and Aegean Suite series, created in collaboration with Curwen Studio, as well as collotypes from Moore’s Second World War shelter sketchbook.
Eames Fine Art is located in Bermondsey, south London. It reopened on June 17 to run the remainder of its pre-lockdown exhibition on Harvey Daniels (1936-2013).
Barbara Hepworth & Henry Moore Graphics opens on June 24.