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"In 1955 I was asked to consider making a sculpture for the courtyard of a new building [Olivetti] in Milan... I visited the site and a lone lombardy poplar growing behind the building convinced me that a vertical work would act as the correct counterfoil to the horizontal rhythm of the building. This idea grew ultimately into the ‘Upright Motives’."

- Henry Moore quoted in 'Henry Moore: Drie Staande Motievan', Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo 1965