Sir Anthony Caro#15 Point 1993

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Artist
Sir Anthony Caro (1924‑2013)
Title
#15 Point
Date 1993
MediumCard, acrylic paint, watercolour, felt pen, graphite on cardboard base
Dimensionsobject: 280 x 457 x 460 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Tyler Graphics Ltd in honour of Pat Gilmour, Tate Print Department 1974-7, 2004
Reference
T11801
Not on display

Summary

#15 Point and #11 Dusty (T11798) are the individual titles of two Hand-Coloured Paper Sculptures, a second series of paper relief sculptures that Caro made at the fine art print workshop Tyler Graphics in the State of New York in 1993. Where the earlier series (see #68 Untitled, T11797, and #73 Untitled, T11800) had been wall-mounted, the new ones were small and intended to be set on a plinth. Methods and materials were also slightly different. On this occasion Caro used not only sheets of white paper, but also duplex sheets in which two colours are layered onto one another, and sheets containing plaster. Again the artist hand-coloured the work and extended his range of media, now including ink and oil pastel as well as graphite and acrylic. Once assembled, the works were all sprayed with gold varnish… (read more)

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