Anthony Caro 1924-2013
Sir Anthony Caro has played a key role in the development of twentieth century sculpture; producing works in bronze, steel and aluminium.
After studying sculpture at the Royal Academy Schools in London, he worked as an assistant to Henry Moore. He came to public attention with a show at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1963, where he exhibited brightly painted, large abstract sculptures which stand directly on the ground so that they engage the spectator on a one-to-one basis. This modernist radical approach to sculpture paved the way for future developments in three-dimensional art.Since 1960 Caro has worked on bolted and welded steel and aluminium sculptures. His teaching at St Martin's School of Art between 1953 and 1981 was extremely influential.
Mundane MonumentalThe Everyday in Modern British Sculpture 10 Feb - 5 Mar 2011Highlights include: A major wall piece by The Boyle Family, Study for the Fire Series with Blackened Sandstone (1989). This work is at once the most elaborate, meticulous and monumental and yet at the same time could hardly be more banal in its recreation of carefully pinpointed locales. One of...