The Archer aka Three-Way Piece No. 2, 1966 Henry Moore

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The Archer, aka Three-Way Piece No. 2, 1966
Located:Nathan Phillips Square
Artist: Henry Moore 1898-1986
Copyright 2016, Public Art of Toronto. All rights reserved.

Nathan Phillips Square
Located in Nathan Phillips Square, The Archer by Henry Moore (also known as Three Way Piece No. 2), was unveiled on October 27, 1966. Know at the time as “Henry Moore’s big bronze whatchamacallit”, the statue weighs in at 2.5 tons and stands a little over 4.5 meters tall. The piece was chosen to occupy the plaza facing the newly completed City Hall by its architect Viljo Revell. Revell felt that Moore`s sculpture reflected Toronto`s increasing cultural sophistication. As a result, The Archer is the first piece of abstract art erected in a public space in Toronto.

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