London, South Kensington
16 July 2008
Sir Anthony Caro, O.M., R.A. (b. 1924)
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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D. Blume, Anthony Caro Catalogue Raisonné Vol.IV, Milan, 1956, p. 52, no. A 77, another cast illustrated.
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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