Henry Moore Foundation
In 1986 Henry Moore created his largest and his last, monumental sculpture. Still at the Morris Singer foundry at the time of Moore’s death, the bronze surfaces were left unpatinated. In 2011, in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Moore’s death, Large Figure in a Shelter was fully restored and patinated for the first time, using Moore’s own techniques. It was a fantastic project for us to be involved with and we relished each visit to the Henry Moore Foundation at Perry Green. It was fascinating working alongside James Copper (the Foundation conservator) watching the restoration process unfold over the weeks. It was an assignment that we will never forget!
“Film Infinity documented one of the most ambitious conservation projects even undertaken on a work by Henry Moore. Large Figure in a Shelter was Moore’s last and largest sculpture and required complete surface sanding and repatination. The filming necessitated a number of visits over several weeks to ensure that each stage of the process was recorded. The result is probably the most useful educational film on bronze sculpture restoration ever made and provides a unique insight into the techniques passed down by Moore’s own assistants and still in use today.”
Anita Feldman, Head of Collections and Exhibitions, Henry Moore Foundation