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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