Large Interior Form, 1953-54 is a sculpture by Henry Moore.


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It was produced in a bronze edition of six, which was first created as part of a larger work in the 1950s, and only cast as a separate work from 1981 onwards, and catalogued as LH 297b. It began as the interior component of the artist's Large Upright Internal/External Form (LH 297a), but Moore much later decided the piece worked well by itself.[1] The artist's copy was lent in 2011 by the Henry Moore Foundation to the Snape Maltings, in Suffolk.[2] Others are at the Art Institute of Chicago (illustrated), in an outdoor setting at the Nelson-Atkins Museum inKansas City, MO.[3][4] These sculptures measure 16 feet 3 inches × 56¼ inches × 56¼ inches (495.3 × 142.88 × 142.88 cm).[4] Moore used to take pride in viewing his sculptures in the open air environment.[5] Kunsthalle Würth at Schwabisch Hall in Germany and Trinity University in Texas are among the other locations that have Large Interior Form on public display outdoors.[6][7]


The Chicago example is on display in North Stanley McCormick Memorial Court (AKA north garden) north of the Art Institute of Chicago Building in the Loop community area of Chicago,Illinois.[8]

In Chicago, Moore has a total of four public sculptures on display that are listed on the Smithsonian Institution's Research Information System (SIRIS).[9] He also has Nuclear Energysituated at the National Historic LandmarkNational Register of Historic PlacesChicago Landmark Site of First Self-Sustaining Nuclear Reaction.[10] Moore also has a sundial installation (visible here) outside the National Historic Landmark, National Register of Historic Places Adler Planetarium called Man Enters the Cosmos.

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