Upright Motives #1, #2, and #7, Amon Carter Museum

Henry Moore
1955-57





Acquired by the Amon Carter Museum in 1962, these three large bronzes stand in the plaza in front of the Museum.
 
Although the titles are not referential, the grouping of three upright works, with the central one in a cross shape, has often been compared to the Christian crucifixion scene. Upright Motive # 1 (center) has symbols of the passion and a ladder engraved on the bronze surface. In collaboration with Moore, Philip Johnson, the architect for the Museum, designed the black Quebec granite base.


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