Henry Moore sculpture controversy

A statue by Yorkshire artist Henry Moore is causing controversy. It is at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Wakefield, but is owned by Tower Hamlets Council. They want to sell but there is opposition fighting to keep it in Yorkshire.

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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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