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Henry Moore sculpture unveiled at King's Cross Square

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A sculpture by Henry Moore has been unveiled in its new location at Stanton Williams’ redeveloped King’s Cross Square

The sculpture, entitled Large Spindle Piece, was completed by Moore in 1974 and has been exhibited internationally.

The artwork has been loaned to Network Rail to display at King’s Cross Square as both the Henry Moore Foundation in Hertfordshire and the Henry Moore Institute in Yorkshire can be accessed from the station.

Stanton Williams’ work on the 7,000m² space formed part of the £550million station redevelopment and opened to the public in September last year.

Alan Stanton, director of Stanton Williams said: ‘As part of our design for the Square we were asked to designate a specific area where artworks could be sited with perhaps the hope that it could become a kind of “Fourth Plinth”, as in Trafalgar Square.’

He added: ‘We have not been involved by Network Rail in either the selection or the final siting of the Moore sculpture.’

The sculpture was unveiled by Richard Calvocoressi, director of the Henry Moore Foundation, Phil Verster, route managing director, Network Rail and Councillor Abdul Hai, cabinet member for customers, communities and culture.

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