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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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.

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