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More About This Title Anthony Caro
Anthony Caro is internationally recognised as one of the greatest modernist sculptors. Caro's working processes and quest for a new language for sculpture are examined through a chronological examination of his work alongside letters, interviews, press cuttings and previously unpublished documentary images and correspondence with art critics.
Ian Barker was educated at Leeds College of Art and Durham University. He first met Anthony Caro in 1965 and has subsequently become an acknowledged expert on the artist. He worked on Caro's retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1975 whilst he was Exhibitions Officer and subsequently Assistant Director of the Fine Arts Department of the British Council from 1973 to 1985. He then became Director of Contemporary Art at Annely Juda Fine Art from 1985 to 2002. During this time he organised several international touring exhibitions of Caro's work including the retrospectives at the Trajan Markets in Rome; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; La Pedera, Barcelona and Caro's Last Judgement at the Venice Biennale in 1999. In 2002 he formed the International Museums Agency and has mounted international exhibitions of sculptors including Philip King, Henry Moore and David Nash.