"West Wind" by Henry Moore (1898-1986) on 55 Broadway - photograph

This is Henry Moore's sculpture, 'West Wind', which is carved directly onto the Portland stone of the facade of 55 Broadway on the north side of the east wing. This was Henry Moore's first public commission. He went on to become one of the most famous sculptors in 20th-century Britain and was credited with bringing a particular form of Modernism to the country. Eric Gill and Jacob Epstein were also among the talented contemporary sculptors commissioned by the architect of the building, Charles Holden. Like Epstein, Moore took inspiration from ancient non-Western art.
Production Date:
Jun 1929
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Photographer : Sidney W Newbery
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