Anthony Caro b. 1924
T00805 Early One Morning 1962
Painted steel and aluminium, 114 x 244 x 132 (290 x 620 x 335).
Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1965.
Coll: Purchased by the C.A.S. from the artist through Kasmin Ltd. 1965.
Exh: Whitechapel Art Gallery, September-October 1963 (12, repr. in colour and in black and white); C.A.S., British Sculpture in the Sixties, Tate Gallery, February-April 1965 (19, repr.); Venice Biennale, 1966 (British Pavilion 36, repr. in illustrated catalogue). Repr: Art and Artists, I, June 1966, p. 27; Studio International, CLXXI, 1966, p. 232.
These two works are major examples of Caro’s painted metal sculptures which he has been producing since 1960. ‘Early One Morning’ is among the first in which the industrial associations of rough and massive girders were largely eliminated in favour of an effect of weightlessness.
Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1965–1966, London 1967.