Work of the Week

Anthony Caro
Fossil Flats, 1974
Steel, rusted and varnished
6ft 1 x 4ft 4 3/4 x 7ft 2 ins
185.5 x 134.5 x 218.5 cm

Fossil Flats was produced during Anthony Caro's first experience working with a larger-scale industrial facility, York Steel Construction near Toronto, where he was able to work directly with metal sheets of an extraordinary scale, and yet to work intuitively. Caro described the working process:

"They were made outdoors ... they were made therefore in relation to that quite different scale that pertains outdoors. For this reason they are probably more capable of holding outdoor spaces than sculptures I've made in the studio."

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