Kings Cross station – “Large Spindle Piece”

On loan for 5 years and sited outside the entrance to Kings Cross station, “Large Spindle Piece” made in 1974 by Henry Moore has provoked a fair amount of controversy, not least because you cannot sit on it although a really ugly base has been built around it.

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The sculpture was apparently inspired by a flint pebble Moore picked up in the fields around his home at Perry Green in Hertfordshire. He pressed it into a lump of clay, and then cast it, eventually having it scaled up into several versions, including an even larger one in Travertine marble which is now in the lobby of a Miami luxury hotel.

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