WORKS BY A SCULPTURAL REVOLUTIONARY @ ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO – PHOTOS BY ROSS WINTER

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Nils Jorgensen/REX Shutterstock (2478710e) Sir Anthony Caro with his sculpture 'Laughter and Crying', 2012 Sir Anthony Caro, Park Avenue Series press view, Gagosian Gallery, London, Britain - 06 Jun 2013 Internationally respected British abstract sculptor visits his exhibition ahead of the private view. The display presents new sculpture series of work which evolved while planning a large scale public sculpture for New York City

<Sir Anthony Caro with his sculpture Laughter & Crying, one of the Park Avenue series, shortly before his death in 2013; PHOTO – Rex Features>

In the 1960’s Anthony Caro (1924-2013) began making large, abstract assemblages out of prefabricated steel and aluminum meant to be installed directly on the ground. Four of them occupy one large gallery at the Art Gallery of Ontario until May 22/2017.

caro3Toward the end of his life Caro planned a series of gigantic sculptures for the median strip of Park Avenue in New York. The project was scuttled, but the steel pipes, beams and discs were re-used to create works in the AGO exhibit ‘Anthony Caro: Sculpture Laid Bare’.

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