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Sir Anthony Caro (British, b. 1924) Paper Sculpture No. 22-Speckle

Auction:
2609B
Lot:
751
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$1,960$1,600

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2609B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
September 07, 2012 12:00PM

Description:

Sir Anthony Caro (British, b. 1924)

Paper Sculpture No. 22-Speckle, 1993
Signed and dated "A. Caro 93" in chalk l.l., titled "#22" in pen on the underside.
Mixed media (handmade paper, Styrofoam, acrylic, and glue) construction, 10 x 14 x 15 1/2 in. (24.5 x 35.5 x 39.5 cm).
Condition: Disadhered glue at two points.

Provenance: Through a Stamford, Connecticut, estate.

Literature: Dieter Blume, Anthony Caro: A Catalogue Raisonné [complete record of sculptures 1942-2005], Vol. XI [Table and Related Sculptures 1993-1995, Clay and Related Sculptures 1994-1996, Miscellaneous Sculptures 1993-1996, Bronze Sculptures 1993-1994, Steel Sculptures 1993-1996] (Galerie Wentzel, 1981-2007), P. 94, 151.

N.B. Caro created two series of paper sculptures at the Tyler Graphic Workshop in New York: Paper Relief Sculptures in 1981 and Hand-Coloured Paper Sculptures in 1993. In both series, he tested the boundaries of two- and three-dimensional arts, interweaving painting, drawing, and sculpture. (1) The present work is from the second series, which comprised sheets of white paper folded into freestanding sculptures intended to be viewed in the round (2).

A copy of the book Anthony Caro, by Daine Waldman, published 1982, accompanies the lot.

The work is B2327 with the Anthony Caro Archive. We wish to thank them for their kind assistance with cataloging the lot.

1. https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/caro-15-point-t11801/text-summary
2. Ibid.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

Disadhered glue point at corner below signature; restored glue point at top with sculpting putty or similar; no additional condition issues to report.

Keywords

Anthony Caro, Mixed media, Stamford, Connecticut, Dieter Blume, Daine Waldman, www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/caro-15-point-t11801/text-summary, Sculpture

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