Sir Anthony CaroDéjeuner sur l'herbe II 1989

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Artist
Sir Anthony Caro (1924‑2013)
Title
Déjeuner sur l'herbe II
Date 1989
MediumSteel
Dimensionsdisplayed: 970 x 1870 x 2520 mm, 335 kg
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 2000
Reference
T07588
Not on display

Summary

Anthony Caro began making table sculptures in 1966. This development, which can be seen as a discrete thread within his oeuvre, commenced an area of activity within his broader output of sculptures placed directly on the floor or ground. By definition these works are modest in scale in comparison with his larger abstract sculptures and their generic title alludes to this essential quality of reduced size, the works being conceived for a surface whose scale relates to that of a table… (read more)

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