CHRIS STEPHENS: Anthony Caro’s ‘Early One Morning’ is one of the landmark sculptures of the twentieth century. NARRATOR: Curator Chris Stephens. CHRIS STEPHENS: Caro famously worked with Henry Moore in the 1950s making bronze figures in his own work and then in 1960 he went to America with the critic, Clement Greenberg, saw new forms of abstract painting and tried to achieve some of the qualities in his sculpture, he started using standard lengths like iron beams, painting them these brilliant colours, welded and bolted together and then most importantly taking the sculpture off the plinth and putting it on the floor so it becomes part of the same environment in which we, the viewers, move. NARRATOR: 'Early One Morning' is an important example of the form sculpture that Caro developed in the sixties. Arranged along a horizontal axis, the planes and lines create different rhythms, like a piece of music. Walk around it, and you’ll see that it has no single focus but expands into our space. It changes depending on our viewpoint, but its individual elements are always unified by the colour, this bright red.