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This is the sculpture "Two large forms" in the park of the former Federal Chancellor's office in Bonn. It's an artwork of the famous English sculptor and artist Henry Moore (1898-1986). He was best known for his abstract monumental bronze sculptures which are located around the world as public works of art. His forms generally are pierced or contain hollow spaces.

The architectural intentions in the competition tender for this building among other things have been "a low urbanistic dominance" and "puristic aesthetic qualities" - and it also shouldn't overtop the surrounding treetops. I think this building meets the demands.
The competition tender for the chancellor's office in Berlin obviously has had quite another intention - a showy and expensive one.
Well, back to the photo...

In 1979 the then chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Helmut Schmidt, initiated the reshaping of the fore court of the chancellor's office and the location of Henry Moore's sculpture.
Today this building is a branch of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
I wonder whether also this sculpture some day will be transported to Berlin ...

In workshop you can see two other views.

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