Old Flo

8 June 2008

The Henry Moore masterpiece Draped Seated Woman which the West Yorkshire sculptor made as a tribute to the ordeal suffered by Londoners as they huddled in shelters during the lethal air raids of World War II hit the headlines in 2012 due to a threat of being sold.

In 1999, after vandalism, she temporarily moved to the tranquillity of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, but it was always assumed a safer permanent public home would be found for her back in East London.

However the London borough of Tower Hamlets, who were sold the statue at a knock down price on the understanding it would be available publicly to view planned to sell it which caused a bit of a row!

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