Henry Moore, "Standing Figure Knife Edged"

"Standing Figure Knife Edged" 1961
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The sculpture was set off-center in an alcove opposite the "Icosaspirale" internal link sculpture in the Five Embarcadero internal link privately-owned public park. This sculpture was inspired by the breast bone of a bird.


Artist: Henry Moore   •  Golden Gateway Center Collection of Fine Art   •  Embarcadero Five San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 28 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:59:16 Sunday 7 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #EmbarcaderoFive_2167BCX
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A plaque in the walkway
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The sculpture was identified by a small plaque embedded in the walkway in front of the sculpture. The plaque read:

Golden Gateway Center
Collection of Fine Art
Standing Figure Knife Edged
by Henry Moore
Dedicated to the city of San Francisco
by Golden Gateway Building Company-1967

"Standing Figure Knife Edged" 1961   •  Artist: Henry Moore   •  Golden Gateway Center Collection of Fine Art   •  Embarcadero Five San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 28 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:59:32 Sunday 7 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #EmbarcaderoFive_2168BCX
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The sculpture edge lit
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A side view of the sculpture, side-lit by the afternoon sun. That the artist wanted to evoke a feeling of bone was clear in this view. The bronze statue was bolted to a concrete riser.


"Standing Figure Knife Edged" 1961   •  Artist: Henry Moore   •  Golden Gateway Center Collection of Fine Art   •  Embarcadero Five San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 28 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 13:59:54 Sunday 7 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #EmbarcaderoFive_2169BCX
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Detail of the base
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This detail of the base shows a capping nut on a locating threaded stud (right) and two mechanical hold-down bolts. The texture of the surface of the sculpture is also visible.


"Standing Figure Knife Edged" 1961   •  Artist: Henry Moore   •  Golden Gateway Center Collection of Fine Art   •  Embarcadero Five San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 28 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 14:00:18 Sunday 7 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #EmbarcaderoFive_2171BCX
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Detail of one edge
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This detail of the edge showed the two different textures used.


"Standing Figure Knife Edged" 1961   •  Artist: Henry Moore   •  Golden Gateway Center Collection of Fine Art   •  Embarcadero Five San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 28 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 14:00:42 Sunday 7 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #EmbarcaderoFive_2172BCX
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Detail of the middle upper face
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The texture of the face of the sculpture about half way up its height.


"Standing Figure Knife Edged" 1961   •  Artist: Henry Moore   •  Golden Gateway Center Collection of Fine Art   •  Embarcadero Five San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 28 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 14:00:50 Sunday 7 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #EmbarcaderoFive_2173BCX
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Detail of the top of the sculpture
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The top of he sculpture can be compared to an inverted breast-bone of a bird internal link.


"Standing Figure Knife Edged" 1961   •  Artist: Henry Moore   •  Golden Gateway Center Collection of Fine Art   •  Embarcadero Five San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Sunday 28 March 2010)   •  (Photo taken 14:00:50 Sunday 7 March 2010)   •  © 2010 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #EmbarcaderoFive_2174BCX
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