Henry Moore wins prize in 1958 Carnegie International.
In 1958 Henry Moore received Second Prize in sculpture for his “Reclining Figure.” This was the first time sculpture was included in the International since Rodin’s sculptures were shown in the 1920 exhibition. The installation shot reveals the sculpture in the original context of the 1958 exhibition.
The prizes were awarded by jury filled with prominent artists, critics, and even a famous horror actor, including Marcel Duchamp, James Johnson Sweeney, Raoul Ubac, Lionello Venturi, and Vincent Price (!).
The bronze was been purchased from exhibition by Mr. and Mrs. G. David Thompson, who donated it to the Carnegie Museum of Art, where it now welcomes visitors in front of the main entrance.
Moore exhibited with the International in 1958, 1961, 1964, 1967, and 1970.