Anthony Caro — Last works
Past: September 6 → October 25, 2014
Born in 1924 and knighted by the Queen of England in 1987, Anthony Caro is considered to be one of the greatest sculptors of the last fifty years. A former student of Henry Moore, Anthony Caro constantly re-invented the language of modern sculpture, experimenting with a wide range of different materials. Over the years, his work evolved from the radically abstract line of the sixties to an avant-garde exploration of space, always with a deep-seated artistic freedom.
Last Works, a selection of sculptures from his final two years comprising steel pipes, beams, discs and farm tools, reveal new facets of Anthony Caro’s work. Evolving from his exploration of how people view works in public spaces, the Park Avenue series suggests the movement, speed and horizontality so characteristic of the thoroughfares of New York. The captivating forms of a work such as Horizon condense in a few structured lines the astonishing creativity and boundless energy of an artist who never ceased exploring the language of abstraction.
Sir Anthony Caro’s art has recently been celebrated with major shows at the Tate Britain (2005), Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (2011), Chatsworth House and Yorkshire Sculpture Park in the UK (2012), and Venice’s Museo Correr (2013). The artist is currently the subject of a major retrospective at the Würth Ersteinn museum in France, which runs until January 2015. Sir Anthony Caro’s work also features in the world’s leading public art collections, including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, New York Museum of Modern Art, London’s British Museum, Tokyo’s Museum of Contemporary Art and Ludwig Museum in Cologne.
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