If you dance with the devil
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For you think you’ll change the devil
but the devil changes you
Gormley to Hirst: today's top artists on the genius of Henry Moore
Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Bruce Nauman and others talk about seeing bubbles in hula-hoops, sculpting from the gut – and how Moore changed what was possible.
This article of multiple interviews comes in light of the upcoming Henry Moore Foundation exhibition 'Body & Void: Echoes of Moore in Contemporary Art' at Perry Green in Hertfordshire. The curator Anita Feldman and various artists involved in the show all give their thoughts on one of the greatest and most recognised modern sculptors, Henry Moore (I automatically preceded Moore’s name with ‘Sir’ at first, forgetting his famous knighthood turndown in 1951). I love how Gormley came across Moore whilst still at school, and how Deacon admits to being more interested in the contemporary status of Hepworth throughout his youth.