There’s Moore to see for commuters from Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Potters Bar and beyond at Kings Cross

16:48 11 August 2014

Unveiling of Henry Moore

Unveiling of Henry Moore's Large Spindle Piece

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Network Rail and the Henry Moore Foundation officially unveiled the first piece of public art to be exhibited at King’s Cross Square, the new public square in front of the redeveloped King’s Cross station.

Richard Calvocoressi, director of the Henry Moore FoundationRichard Calvocoressi, director of the Henry Moore Foundation

The station is the main artery into the capital for commuters from Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Potters Bar, Cuffley, Brookmans Park and other stations in Hertfordshire.

The three-metre high bronze sculpture, dubbed ‘Large Spindle Piece’, was created in 1974 by Britain’s most famous sculptor, Henry Moore, and has been exhibited around the world as one of Moore’s most important monumental works.

The piece has been loaned to Network Rail to display in King’s Cross Square, serving as the gateway to the Henry Moore Foundation in Hertfordshire and the Henry Moore Institute in Yorkshire, both of which are accessible by train from King’s Cross station.

Richard Calvocoressi, director of the Henry Moore Foundation said: “We hope that the placing of ‘Large Spindle Piece’ at the magnificently redeveloped King’s Cross station will inspire more visitors to enjoy Moore’s work and indeed that of other sculptors, by embarking upon journeys to his former home in Hertfordshire and to Yorkshire.”

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