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    Sale 5389

    20th Century British Art

    16 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 75

    Sir Anthony Caro, O.M., R.A. (b. 1924)

    Corner Boy

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Sir Anthony Caro, O.M., R.A. (b. 1924)
    Corner Boy
    signed 'CARO' (on the base)
    bronze with a dark brown patina
    11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high
    Conceived in 1956 and cast in an edition of 10.


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    In the 1950s there was intense interest in the surface finish of sculpture. Caro had been Henry Moore's studio assistant in the 1950s and, perhaps in reaction to the smooth finish of Moore's sculpture, Caro proceeded to move onto something dissimilar. To create Corner Boy, Caro dropped soft clay from a height and then developed the form. He combined chance and the versatile potential of clay to create his formative sculpture.

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    Literature

    D. Blume, Anthony Caro Catalogue Raisonné Vol.IV, Milan, 1956, p. 52, no. A 77, another cast illustrated.