9th April to 9th October 2016
Plasters made by sculptors are often seen as a means to an end, rather than as works in their own right. Henry Moore, too, initially destroyed many plasters to prevent further casts being made once a bronze edition was complete. Over time, however, Moore increasingly retained his plasters, appreciating them as the original sculptures. A number of sculptural ideas were even only conceived in plaster. Nonetheless, due to the vulnerability of the material very few plasters have yet been shown outside the UK. Thus many of the works presented as part of the upcoming exhibition at the Skulpturenpark Waldfrieden have never been displayed in Germany before.