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Plans to sell an iconic Henry Moore sculpture gifted to the East End remain on-track.

A spokesperson for Tower Hamlets Borough Council, which owns the Draped Seated Woman statue affectionately known as Old Flo, confirmed the authority would soon arrange a timescale for its auction.


After much political debate about the future of Old Flo, the story of how the Henry Moore sculpture came into being has been put on show by a venue striving to preserve her future.

The exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands, entitled Henry Moore And The East End, delves into the story of the Tower Hamlets statue, officially known as Draped Seated Woman, by showcasing a variety of the sculptor's drawings, maquettes and plaster models, as well as bringing visitors up-to-date with its potential sale.


Labour councillors will demand that Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman puts the sale of the borough's Henry Moore sculpture on-hold, at a motion to be heard next week.

Members say they have identified four potential homes for the Draped Seated Woman, locally known as Old Flo, since the Mayor proposed its auction and are asking for these to be explored.


The future of an iconic Henry Moore sculpture owned by Tower Hamlets Borough Council will be decided at auction after the Mayor pressed ahead with plans to sell the artwork.

Members sitting on the Overview and Scrutiny Committee decided to bring negotiations about the future of Draped Seated Woman, affectionately known as Old Flo, back to the debating table at last night's Cabinet meeting.


It's a rare occurrence when councillors of different political hues, an international film-maker and a Docklands museum all speak with passion about the future of just one woman.

But this is no ordinary lady - it's Henry Moore's sculpture of a Draped Seated Woman, affectionately known as Old Flo, which was gifted to Tower Hamlets Borough Council and initially installed in the Stifford Estate.