Published by Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Foreword by Lucy Mitchell-Innes. Text by Julius Bryant.
Widely recognized as one of the most significant sculptors of the 20th century, Anthony Caro (1924–2013) rose to prominence in the 1960s with imposing painted steel sculptures. This catalog features work spanning the British artist’s six-decade career.
Published by Ridinghouse. Edited by Stephen Feeke.
In 1991, when Anthony Caro’s Sea Music was officially launched by Lord Palumbo, completion of Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North was seven years away. Sea Music may be seen as a forerunner of this and other iconic public sculptural projects. But only thanks to the extraordinary generosity and determination of a group of committed individuals and organisations did this major site-specific work by one of the greatest sculptors of the late twentieth century find its way onto the quayside in the town of Poole.
The fascinating story of how this happened is told here in Alastair Sooke’s illuminating essay, and recalled by Caro himself in a previously unpublished note written in 1991. The reason for publishing this book now is that, after over 25 years of standing up to Poole’s harsh maritime climate, Sea Music has been conserved and repainted and is being justly celebrated through a programme of art and heritage activities.
Published by Mitchell-Innes & Nash. Essay by Dave Hickey.
“Through the ages,” recounts Britain's foremost sculptor, Anthony Caro, “civilizations have often been subjected to unexpected assaults from warrior tribes. This happened when the Tartars overran Asia and the Huns and Goths plundered Rome. My Barbarians allude to this history.” Comprised of six life-size figures on horseback and one female figure in a chariot, Caro's recently-completed sculpture evokes an epic scale of history. Made of wood, leather, steel and ceramic elements, The Barbarians marks a new departure in the artist's distinguished career.