© Sir Anthony Caro

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Table Piece CCCLXXXVIII 1977
Caro began making small 'Table Piece 'sculptures in 1966 and since then has made several hundred. This sculpture is number 388 in the series. While Caro made his large, floor-placed sculptures in a studio, the Table Pieces were made at home in his garage. Owing to their manageable scale, they have the freedom of drawings, yet they are not models for larger works. Entirely abstract, they balance light and heavy elements and are composed of a remarkable vocabulary of forms: interwoven lines, circles, pauses and full stops.

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Abstract art

Art in which there is no attempt to represent anything existing in the world, particularly used of the 20th century onwards. ‘Abstraction’ refers to the process of making images that may in part derive from the visible world but which are reduced to basic formal elements.

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  • Acc. No. GMA 2464
  • Medium Steel, rusted and varnished
  • Size 101.50 x 114.50 x 60.00 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1981