ANTHONY CARO. Terry Fenton.


London: Thames and Hudson, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Anthony Caro on the title page. Sir Anthony Caro OM CBE (1924-2013) played a pivotal role in the development of 20th century sculpture. His breakthrough exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1963 presented brightly painted, abstract steel sculptures displayed without plinths, directly on the floor. At the time, the omission of the pedestal was a radical shift in the dynamic between art and the viewer. He often worked in steel, but also created works in bronze, silver, lead, stoneware, wood, and on paper. Caro’s constant reinvention of the language of abstract sculpture, as well as his influential teaching career at St. Martin’s School of Art, distinguished him not only as the sculptural successor to artists such as Henry Moore and David Smith, but also as an innovative artist who consistently defied convention. This interpretative analysis of Caro’s development includes invaluable reference material in the form of a biography containing listings of exhibitions and a bibliography. Quarto: 128 p. with 172 illustrations, 98 in color. Original cream cloth binding, with black titles. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Fine / Fine. Item #73907
ISBN: 0500091722

Price: $300.00

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