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Danny Boyle leads campaign against sale of 'Draped Seated Woman'

Oscar-winning film director Danny Boyle is leading a group of celebrities who've criticised the sale of a Henry Moore sculpture which is currently on loan to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

London's Tower Hamlets Council is considering selling the bronze statue to boost its depleted coffers. The figure, called Draped Seated Woman, could fetch more than £20 million.

Castleford-born Moore sold the sculpture to Tower Hamlets in the 1960s for £6000 but after it was vandalised it was moved to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park 15 years ago.


Controversy over Henry Moore statue

The Henry Moore sculpture Credit: Chris Kiddey

Campaigners are mounting a last ditch effort to stop a £20 million Henry Moore sculpture from being sold abroad.It's on display at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park but it's owned by Tower Hamlets Council in London. Councillors there will decide next week whether to auction the work.

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh fears the work may be sold abroad and disappear from public view.

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