Sir Anthony Caro Emma Dipper 1977

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Artist
Sir Anthony Caro 1924–2013
Title
Emma Dipper
Date 1977
Medium Painted steel
Dimensions Object: 2130 x 1700 x 3200 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1982
Reference
T03455
Not on display

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Emma Lake in Saskatoon, Canada, was the site of a workshop where Caro made fifteen sculptures in August 1977. Since the relative inaccessibility of the location made it difficult to transport heavy materials, he used steel tubing and beams. These lighter materials reflected his concern at the time with non-monumental sculpture. Caro's work was becoming increasingly linear, enclosing space in cage-like constructions. The opening to the left creates the sense of an internal space, which is penetrated and activated by the tubes and rods.

August 2004

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