Sir Anthony Caro revolutionized the medium of sculpture in the 1960s when he moved away from making elaborately modelled, figurative works cast in bronze, instead creating large, abstract assemblages out of prefabricated steel and aluminum elements. Sculpture Laid Bare honours the legacy of this titan of modernist sculpture. Monumental in scale, lyrically evocative and openly constructed, Caro's sculptures foreground their brute materiality and the unvarnished signs of their manufacture.
Anthony Caro: Sculpture Laid Bare showcases four of Caro's late sculptures, some of the most ambitious the artist has ever produced as well as earlier work to demonstrate both the continuity and the divergences with the most recent sculptures. Also included in the book are essays by Kenneth Brummel and New York-based curator and critic Karen Wilkin that consider Caro's sculptures from the perspective of his studio practice and his previous work.
Pub date: December 10, 2016