Caro at Chatsworth is an exhibition of sculptures lent by Sir Anthony Caro presenting 15 monumental works, which reflect his major concerns over the past four decades. Early examples of Caro’s steel sculptures painted in blue, orange and green are shown alongside examples from the Flats series made in Canada in rusted and varnished steel in the 1970s. More recent works from the 1990s reflect Caro’s continual experimentation with the surface, form and structure of steel. Sited immediately in front of the south lawn and the Seahorse Fountain will be the monumental Goodwood Steps, with its series of ziggurats reflecting the architecture of Chatsworth House.
Caro at Chatsworth is one of three exhibitions celebrating the work by Anthony Caro. Bronze sculptures from the House Series are at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (16 March – 1 July 2012); Roche Court New Art Centre, Anthony Caro: Reliefs and Standing Sculptures, features new works cast in coloured resin (21 April – 24 June 2012); The Hepworth Wakefield is installing Woman Waking Up (1956), on loan from the Arts Council Collection, within a presentation of post-war British art (from May 2012).
Anthony Caro was born in 1924. He studied sculpture at the Royal Academy Schools in London and attracted attention with a solo exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in 1963. Caro has since shown his work in exhibitions across the world and is represented in the major international collections of contemporary art. Most recently he has had solo exhibitions at Tate and on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and major projects are destined for New York and Venice. In 2000 he received the Order of Merit, the only sculptor besides Henry Moore to receive such an honour in the last century.
The Baroque architecture of Chatsworth House, built between 1687 and 1707, holds the Devonshire Collection of 20th century art including Anthony Caro’s Table Piece XCIV, 1969 and works by Lucian Freud, David Hockney, John Hoyland and Michael Andrews. The establishment of the Chatsworth House Trust in 1981 initiated acquisitions of sculptures for the grounds by artists including Barry Flanagan, Elizabeth Frink and Richard Long.
Presented in association with: NewArtCentre
Caro at Chatsworth. Chatsworth. Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1PP. 28 March – 1 July 2012
House Opening Times: 11am – 5.30pm (4.30pm last admission)
Garden Opening Times: 11am-6pm (5pm last admission)
House and Garden ticket: £7.75
Images: Anthony Caro. Goodwood Steps (1996); Seven (1961)