Monday, 19 May 2008

Moore in America

Henry Moore - Reclining Figure: Angles (1979) photo: John Peden (2008)More Moore! Last year 28 of Henry Moore's overgrown garden gnomes blotted the landscape in Kew Gardens, London (CLICK). The New York Botanical Garden cottoned on to the idea and has planted 20 of Moore's monstrosities among its azaleas and bedding plants. There's no accounting for bad taste. Guys, I hate to tell you this but garden gnomes are out of fashion. They're officially banned at the Chelsea Flower Show. Moore in America: Monumental Sculpture at The New York Botanical Garden opens on 24 May and continues until 2 November (title link).


At 20/5/08, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But the Garden's landscape makes it so worthwhile. I think it makes the art fresh.

At 20/5/08, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

You're right, but then a scruffy old park bench would look a picture against an azalea in flower. I've never visited the New York Garden, but Kew Gardens in London used to be one of my favourite haunts, until they put the prices up! You should see its Rhododendron Alley at this time of year. Gobsmacking.


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