Sir Anthony Caro

Yellow Swing

1965

Medium
Painted steel
Dimensions
Object: 1791 x 1981 x 3975 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1965
Reference
T00799

Display caption

Caro began to work in steel following a trip to America in 1959, often using pre-formed industrial sections such as girders and joists. In the mid Sixties he used steel, cut and sprayed with colour, in balanced constructions of planes and beams directly on the floor, bolted and welded together. The appearance of any Caro sculpture changes radically as one walks around it.

Gallery label, August 2004

Catalogue entry

Sir Anthony Caro b. 1924

T00799 Yellow Swing 1965

Not inscribed.
Painted steel, 70½ x 78 x 156½ (179 x 198 x 397.5).
Purchased from the artist through Kasmin Ltd. (Grant-in- Aid) 1965.
Exh: Kasmin Ltd., October-November 1965 (unnumbered, repr. in colour on invitation card.); Venice Biennale, 1966 (British Pavilion 38, repr. in colour in illustrated catalogue).
Repr: Art and Artists, I, June 1966, p. 24 in colour; Art International, X, Summer 1966, p. 84.

See the note on No. T00805.

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1965–1966, London 1967.