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Pushing at the edges

Anthony Caro’s lifetime of work – so far - has taken over most of Tate Britain’s temporary spaces. What a great experience it is! With admission tickets thrown to the winds, visitors can roam freely in and out of some of the best sculpture of the past half century.

This opportunity to view Caro’s work in central London is long overdue. Major displays of the 80-year-old’s production over the last decade have often been in other countries and in spectacular settings, such the Trajan Forum in Rome. A small display of photographs provides some clues to the splendour of such events.


Early one morning 1962
Steel and aluminium, painted red

Walking through the twelve spaces on the Tate’s ground floor, we are given a fascinating account of Caro’s evolution from the 1950s up to the present.


Sun Feast 1969-70
Steel painted yellow

Apparently the artist refused to admit the idea of visitors seeing the show in separate parts, and it was impossible to restrict entrance to the Duveen Galleries – and the result is a truly public sculptural installation that strains at the spatial boundaries of its setting.

The plan is to erect the most recent work, the monumental Millbank Steps, outdoors on Westminster Embankment after the exhibition closes.

Anthony Caro at Tate Britain. Until 17 April. Daily 10-17.50. Admission Free.

www.tate.org.uk