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Babara Hepworth

Single Form was Babara Hepworth's largest work at  21 feet in height (6.4 metres) and cast in bronze. It was her most significant public commission. It stands in the United Nations Plaza in New York. Single Form was commissioned by the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation as a memorial to Hammarskjöld after his tragic death in an air crash in 1961. (Single Form, 1961-4, United Nations Building, New York)

 

Henry Moore

 

1936 was  the year in which Henry Moores work was first seen in the USA, he was included in an exhibition entitled 'Cubism and Abstract Art' at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

In London he lived in Hampstead, where he came together with the group which included Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and the critic Herbert Read. 

in 1941 Henry Moore's studio in Hampstead was damaged by bombing during the Blitz. After that he moved to Hertfordshire.

Henri Matisse

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Henri Émile Benoît Matisse was born in Le Cateau in northern France on 31 December 1869. Early in his career he was the leader of the FauvistMovement, (meaning Wild Beasts).

The first painting of Matisse acquired by a public collection was Still Life with Geraniums (1910), it was exhibited in the Pinakothek der Moderne. In 2002 the Matisse sculpture, Reclining Nude sold for $9.2 million (US), a record for a sculpture by the artist.

The Plum Blossoms a (1948) was purchased on the 8 September 2005 for the Museum of Modern Art by Henry Kravis, the estimated price was $25 million(US).

(The Plum Blossom) 

John Cage Music & Art

John Milton Cage Jr was an American composer of the 20th century known for an array of innovative, avant-garde ideas of creating and appreciating music. John Cage had a big influence on Yoko Ono's performance art. A pupil of John Cage’s legendary class of Experimental Composition at the New School introduced her to the unconventional avant-garde, neo–Dadaism of John’s work. Among his known works are "4'33", In this piece the orchestra is expected to remain silent for 4 minutes and 33 seconds therefore allowing the ambient sounds of the concert hall to become the music. 

The Louve Museum

 

National museum of France the Louvre Museum is a central landmark of the city, located on the right riverbank of the Seine in the first arrondissement district (administrative district). It's the most visited museum in the world and arguably the most famous one. Nearly 35,000 objects from the 6th millennium BC to the 19th century AD are exhibited over 60,600 square metres (652,300 square feet) of floor space.

The museum is housed in the Palais du Louvre (Louvre Palace) which began as a fortress built in the late 12th century under Philip II. Remnants of the fortress are still visible.  

Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein was born in Manhattan on October 27, 1923 and died in Manhattan in on September 29, 1997. He studied at Ohio State University where he also taught for five years between 1946 and 1951. One of his his most famous images Whaam! was painted in 1963 and is now housed at the Tate Gallery, London.