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Hamilton + Hare x Henry Moore

A white man with a freckled face and brown hair faces away from the camera. He is wearing a white t-shirt with an abstract design by Henry Moore of two white forms on a red background, drawn in felt-tip pen. Behind the model is the bronze sculpture 'Double Oval' by Henry Moore.

We are proud to announce a limited edition t-shirt collection with Hamilton + Hare, celebrating 125 years of our founder and visionary British artist, Henry Moore.

Born in July 1898 in Castleford, Yorkshire, Henry Moore’s career marked the creative and commercial pinnacle of British post-war art. His monumental bronze sculptures can be found on housing estates, outside offices and in public parks around the country, and indeed the world, upholding a lifelong vision that art should inspire the everyday, meeting people where they are.

“Painting and sculpture help other people to see what a wonderful world we live in.”

Henry Moore

While best known as a sculptor, Moore created an extensive collection of paintings and drawings throughout his lifetime, three of which were selected for these limited edition t-shirts.

All three designs are from a prolific period in the mid-1960s which saw Moore give life to abstract forms with bursts of colour. We hope the magic in the images continues to inspire and brighten the everyday lives of all who see them.

A white man with a freckled face and brown hair faces away from the camera. He is wearing a white t-shirt with a small abstract design by Henry Moore on the left breast, depicting a reclining figure drawn in blue, brown and red felt-tip pen. Behind the model is a bronze sculpture by Henry Moore.
A white man with a freckled face and brown hair faces away from the camera. He is wearing a white t-shirt with an abstract design by Henry Moore of a reclining figure drawn in yellow, green and orange felt-tip pen. Behind the model is a bronze sculpture by Henry Moore.

The t-shirts are Hamilton + Hare’s usual 100% premium BCI cotton, in their bestselling oversized fit, made in a small family-run factory in Portugal. Each design is limited to 50 units, with a unique edition number on the label.

The campaign images were shot at Henry Moore Studios and Gardens, located within the grounds of the artist’s former home in Perry Green, a small Hertfordshire village a few miles north of London. Anybody can visit, the site is open to the public during the summer with over twenty of Moore’s giant bronze sculptures on display throughout the landscape and his studios intact, just as he left them.

At the height of his popularity in 1977, the artist and his family set up the Henry Moore Institute to encourage enjoyment and opportunity in the arts. Moore worked for the organisation, which continues to this day, until his death in August 1986.

“One never knows what each day is going to bring. The important thing is to be open and ready for it.”

Henry Moore

 

Product details

H+H x Henry Moore t-shirts – £80 each
100% BCI cotton
Made in Portugal

Design 1: White Forms 1966 © The Henry Moore Foundation
Design 2: Reclining Figure 1967 © The Henry Moore Foundation
Design 3: Mother and Child 1967 © The Henry Moore Foundation

For further information, images, or to arrange a visit please contact

 

Alison Parry, Marketing & Communications Manager
Henry Moore Studios & Gardens
alison.parry@henry-moore.org

Emily Dodgson, Head of Marketing & Communications
Henry Moore Foundation
emily.dodgson@henry-moore.org

Sophie Balfour-Lynn, Senior Account Manager
Sutton PR
SophieBL@suttoncommunications.com

 

Notes to Editors

 

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