Friday, January 23, 2015

Henry Moore's "Stonehenge" Lithograph is Gifted by Cameron to Obama

Henry Moore's Stonehenge lithograph, 1973, was donated by the artist's foundation
British Prime Minister David Cameron gave US President Barack Obama a print of Stonehenge by Henry Moore when they got pally during talks at the White House last week. The gift was a thoughtful one: Obama made a flying visit to the Neolithic site in Wiltshire last September, describing it as “very cool”. Moore first encountered Stonehenge by moonlight in 1921, and he remained enchanted with its sculptural form after 4,000 years of weathering, eventually producing the lithograph in 1973. The print received by Obama was donated by the Henry Moore Foundation. The Henry Moore lithograph is worth around £1,000 but with gifts, it’s the thought that counts. [link]

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Ernest Disney-Britton said...

According to the researchers at Sacred Destinations, "Stonehenge is a prehistoric, mysterious circle of upright stones in southern England. Construction on the great monument began 5,000 years ago; the famous stones that still stand today were put in place about 4,000 years ago." They add that "Although the faith of the Stonehenge builders predates any known religion, the site has become a place of pilgrimage and worship for Neopagans who identify themselves with the Druids or other forms of Celtic paganism. It is also popular with New Age devotees, who report powerful energies at the site."