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Elephant Skull (2022)

Henry Moore is known as a sculptor of monumental works, but his contributions to the graphic arts are not to be ignored. Moore’s portfolio Elephant Skull (1969-1970) examines the contrasting qualities of lightness and density in the eponymous skull, gifted to him in 1968 by his friend, the biologist Sir Julian Huxley. Drawn from the MacLaren Art Centre’s Permanent Collection, this deluxe edition features thirty-three works as well as five special edition prints that explore the skull and all of its complexities. Through delicate and sensitive linework Moore takes the viewer on a journey around and through the elephant’s skull, exploring the enigmatic forms he discovered.

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