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Anthony Caro
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Without narration, we follow all the different stages leading up to the unveiling of The Spinney, a monumental sculptural work by Jean Dubuffet, on June 18, 1988 in Flaine, Haute Savoie, France - the location chosen by Dubuffet himself. '... an inspiration for artists ... can at times be mesmerizing…
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A montage, using documentary material filmed during the war, shows the beginnings of an air attack and Londoners entering shelters. From the silent deserted streets, the film moves underground into the world of Henry Moore's shelter drawings. People sit along subway platforms, looking after their children, settling down for the…
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