Sir Anthony Caro Twenty Four Hours 1960

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Artist
Sir Anthony Caro 1924–2013
Title
Twenty Four Hours
Date 1960
Medium Painted steel
Dimensions Object: 1384 x 2235 x 838 mm
Weight: 125kg
Cased weight: 415kg
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1975
Reference
T01987
Not on display

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This is a seminal piece in the history of British art, as both Caro’s first abstract and first welded sculpture. He abandoned the figure following a visit to the USA in 1959 where he was in close contact with the American art critic Clement Greenberg and such abstract painters as Kenneth Noland.Constructed from found pieces of steel, Twenty Four Hours reflects the impact of American art on Caro and belonged to Greenberg at one time.

May 2007

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