More Moore / Less Sark

Two unrelated bits of gossip.

Sev tells me Henry Moore’s Knife Edge is being replaced on its plinth in Greenwich Park. I’m delighted about this – after all, it’s the position Moore himself chose for the sculpture and the fact that the gates are locked at night, the park’s patrolled during the day and the thing weighs so goddam much it’s hardly going to be a top target for thieves. Unlike, of course, the unique and very precious Incredible Dyslexic Manhole Cover

And the Cutty Sark pub is closing for a couple of months, reopening at Christmas. I believe some sort of giant extension is happening out the back.

Just thought you’d like to know.

6 Comments to “More Moore / Less Sark”

  1. Mary says:

    I’m glad the sculpture is coming back – I have sat in on endless discussions on it. One problem was that a number of Moore’s have been stolen for the scrap metal in them – and, we have been told, that apparently his will does not allow them to be recast and replaced or broken one’s mended. Apparently there are sheds full of his works with bits chipped off and so on which are no longer fit for exhibition. I would be interested to know if this is really the case?

  2. Kirstie says:

    Do you know when the pub is closing? Our lovely book group has always met there and we’ll need to relocate until it opens back up. :(


  3. ‘fraid I don’t, Kirstie. It might be worth checking with them?

  4. Robert Number 16 says:

    Greenwich Artist Anne Christopherson . Has gifted her large Henry Moore to the Tate Modern.
    Anne celebrates her 90th birthday on 24th September. If anyone wants to send a message to her please do get intouch with me.

  5. Jim Kinsey says:

    Does this mean it’s actually going up this moment or that there are plans afoot for it?

    As someone new to Greenwich, living near the park and a Moore fan this is great news!

  6. Alex Sen says:

    I can confirm the Cutty Sark Tavern will be open until the New year, the refurb plans are scheduled for early January